Cash Market: Flooding Continues to Complicate River Navigation – DTN Mar 6, 2018

🕔Mar 6, 2018
Heavy rainfall, from the middle to lower Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin, resulted in widespread river flooding along Cincinnati, Cairo, Memphis and other locations, […]

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN Feb 13, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018
The 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 […]

Moving Grain: Lock Closure For Columbia, Snake Rivers Begins in March Feb 9, 2018

🕔Feb 9, 2018
2018 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, 2018

🕔Feb 7, 2018
According 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, 2018

🕔Feb 1, 2018
Milder 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, 2018

🕔Jan 25, 2018
Warmer 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, 2017

🕔Dec 7, 2017
Several 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, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
An 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, 2017

🕔Oct 25, 2017
As 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, 2017

🕔Aug 3, 2017
In 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 […]

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