Grain Transportation: Opening of Port of Duluth-Superior Marks Start of Shipping Season – DTN Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Springtime has many “opening days” when it comes to various events that were hibernating over the winter. We have already witnessed Major League Baseball’s opening day on April 1, along […]

Railroads Oppose Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Merger – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
On March 23, 2021, the Surface Transportation Board (STB/Board) said in a press release that they received a “notice of intent” on March 22 regarding a proposed transaction that would […]

Soybeans: Tight Supplies Pushing Basis Higher – DTN Apr 7, 2021

🕔Apr 7, 2021
The DTN national average basis started the new-crop year of 2020-21 running close to the five-year strongest basis and has been climbing ever since. As you can see in the […]

Grain Transportation: Mississippi River Head of Navigation Opens – DTN Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
The Motor vessel R. Clayton McWhorter, originating from the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois, and pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul, Minnesota, was locked through Lock and […]

Grain Transportation: Great Lakes Shipping Season Fast Approaching – DTN Mar 18, 2021

🕔Mar 18, 2021
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) began breaking up the ice in the Duluth Superior area on March 10. In the next two weeks, they’ll make their way up to Thunder […]

Grain Transportation: U.S. Infrastructure Improves, Still a Long Way to Go – DTN Mar 10, 2021

🕔Mar 10, 2021
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) unveiled their 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure on Wednesday, March 3. The nation earned a C-, up from 2017’s cumulative GPA of […]

Martin Oberman Designated Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board – DTN Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
Former Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Ann Begeman served as the STB chairman and acting chairman between January 2017 and January 2021, and as vice chairman during 2011, 2013, 2014 […]

DDG Market Update: Prices Up Slightly from Last Week – DTN Jan 25, 2021

🕔Jan 25, 2021
The average price for domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) from the 39 locations DTN contacted with spot offers for the week ended Jan. 21 was $231 per ton, up $1 […]

Biofuels: Corn Price Pressures Ethanol Margins – DTN Jan 20, 2021

🕔Jan 20, 2021
Profit margins continued to fall at DTN’s hypothetical ethanol plant as soaring corn prices offset higher ethanol prices at the 50-million-gallon Neeley Biofuels plant. The DTN National Corn Index has […]

Grain Transportation: Water Resources Development Act to Improve River Infrastructure – DTN Jan 13, 2021

🕔Jan 13, 2021
As 2020 came to a close, a $2.3 trillion “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021” (H.R. 133) was finally signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, including a few […]

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