Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

Trump Plan To Fund Infrastructure Gets Mixed Reviews – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018Farm leaders largely had praise Monday for the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years, including a special $50 billion pot […]

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure […]

Rural Areas Have High Expectations for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2018President Donald Trump set out an agenda during the State of Union address on Tuesday that includes a plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.   However, the president provided few details […]

South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

🕔Jan 30, 2018Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota. As indicated in Table 1, South […]

Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

🕔Nov 21, 2017Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community […]

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

🕔Nov 8, 2017An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study […]

Arkansas: Hurricanes Push Demand and Prices for Fuel, Nitrogen, Lumber

🕔Sep 15, 2017The damage and disruption caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have long effects, rippling into slowed exports, higher fertilizer and diesel prices and a likely rise in demand for Arkansas […]

U.S. Infrastructure: Remembering the I-35W Bridge Collapse – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017At approximately 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2007, the unthinkable happened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had worked late that day in downtown Minneapolis and was heading to my car when […]

Moving Grain: House Ag Committee Examines State of Rural Infrastructure

🕔Jul 20, 2017House Agriculture Committee Examines “State of Infrastructure in Rural America” On July 19, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing on the state of infrastructure in rural America, […]

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