Moving Grain: Lock Closure For Columbia, Snake Rivers Begins in March

🕔Feb 9, 20182018 Annual Maintenance Navigation Lock Closure For Columbia and Snake Rivers Begins in March In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close several locks on the Columbia and […]

Mississippi River: Failure Looms Large with Deteriorating Locks and Dams – DTN

🕔Feb 7, 2018According to a recent press release from the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), they noted there is “widespread agreement that it is not a matter of if there will be a […]

Moving Grain: Inland Navigation Conditions Continue to Improve

🕔Feb 1, 2018Milder Temperatures Continuing to Improve Inland Navigation Conditions During late January, milder winter conditions have improved navigation conditions on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. However, some navigational aids on the […]

Moving Grain: Improving Conditions Ease Inland Navigation Issues

🕔Jan 25, 2018Warmer Temperatures and Rain Easing Inland Navigation Issues Downbound grain shipments at Ohio River Locks and Dam 52, for the week ending January 20 (week 3), were 378 thousand tons; […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

🕔Dec 7, 2017Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the […]

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 […]

Soybean Shipping: Barge Traffic Slowed by High Water and Service Issues – DTN

🕔Oct 25, 2017As new-crop soybeans head to U.S. rivers for shipment to the Gulf of Mexico, low water in some spots, high water in other areas and ongoing service issues will slow […]

Grain Shipping: Aging River Infrastructure Creates Costly Delays

🕔Aug 3, 2017In an update last week at The Wall Street Journal Online (“Disaster Looms on America’s Waterways“), Shane Shifflett reported that, “For American producers who rely on the nation’s waterways to export […]

Moving Grain: Lock Delays on Ohio, Illinois Rivers Expected For Early July

🕔Jul 6, 2017STB Updates Regulations on the Publication of Agricultural and Fertilizer Tariffs On June 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) adopted final rules amending regulations on the publication of rate and […]

Infrastructure Upgrades: Trump Plan Includes User Fees to Pay the Bill – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2017While there is enthusiasm to rebuild the inland waterways system, farmers who sell grain to river terminals along key waterways could end up losing some value on their grain and […]

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