Grain Transportation: Largest Wheat Export Gateway – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2019The Columbia-Snake River System in the Pacific Northwest is the nation’s single largest wheat export gateway, transporting over 50% of all U.S. wheat to markets overseas. That all came to […]

Missouri River Flood Debate: Army Corps of Eng., Levee Repairs, Cost Benefit Ratio – DTN

🕔Apr 18, 2019Congress appropriating funds for Midwest levee repair doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the money would go if the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House use cost-benefit analysis to […]

Moving Grain: Highwater, Ice Continue to Slow Barge Traffic

🕔Feb 21, 2019Highwater and Ice Continue to Slow Barge Traffic According to American Commercial Barge Line, as of February 20, flood conditions have restricted barge traffic at several locks on the Ohio […]

Infrastructure Promises: No Plan or Fix Yet – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2019During the signing of the tax overhaul bill on Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump said, “Infrastructure is by far the easiest,” according to a Washington Post article from Jan. […]

State of the Union: Pres. Trump Focused on Trade and Infrastructure – DTN

🕔Feb 8, 2019President Donald Trump called for the continued rebuilding of American trade policy in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, pointing to the ongoing trade negotiations with China as […]

Moving Grain: Minor Barge Traffic Delays Reported

🕔Dec 20, 2018Heading into Winter, Minor Grain Barge Traffic Delays Reported For the first half of December, ice accumulations have not been an issue on the Illinois River and lower portions of […]

Moving Grain: Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends

🕔Nov 29, 2018Grain Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends For the week ending November 22, grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) inspections totaled 2.53 million metric tons (mmt), up 1 percent from last week […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi, Illinois River Return to Normal Operations

🕔Nov 15, 2018Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Returning to Normal Operations As of November 12, high water levels on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers are decreasing and barge traffic is returning […]

Moving Grain: Funding for Water Infrastructure Programs Approved

🕔Nov 1, 2018USDA Releases Early Report for Agricultural Projections to 2028 On November 2, USDA will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report that will be published […]

U.S. Roads and Bridges – What’s Your State’s Report Card Grade? – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2018On Aug. 1, 2007, at 6:05 pm CDT during rush hour in downtown Minneapolis, the I-35W bridge collapsed, sending cars, construction workers and trucks in to the Mississippi River below. […]

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