Ag Trade: Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance Introduces U.S. Identity Preserved – DTN Jan 5, 2022

🕔Jan 5, 2022
Identity Preservation (IP) is the process of differentiating commodities, requiring that strict separation — typically involving containerized shipping — be maintained at all times. Identity preserved is often used to […]

Grain Transportation: Army Corps of Engineers Urged to Prioritize New Locks and Dams – DTN Dec 13, 2021

🕔Dec 13, 2021
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law on Nov. 15 includes $2.5 billion for inland waterway construction projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has 60 […]

Grain Transportation: Barge Traffic Ends on Far Upper Mississippi River – DTN Dec 6, 2021

🕔Dec 6, 2021
Parting is such sweet sorrow. Every year, in late November, those of us river watchers in St. Paul, Minnesota, stare sadly at an empty river devoid of barges. At the […]

Wheat: World Production Jarred by Extreme Weather – DTN Nov 29, 2021

🕔Nov 29, 2021
The world wheat scene continues to be jarred by damaging extreme weather. Summer 2021 brought damaging drought to the U.S. Northern Plains and Northwest, Canadian Prairies, Russia, and Iran; and […]

Ag Trade: California Ports to Charge for Containers Left at Terminals – DTN Nov 16, 2021

🕔Nov 16, 2021
On Oct. 25, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, they would begin assessing a surcharge to […]

Wheat Market: National Average Basis Has Been Sliding Lower – DTN Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
After spring wheat rang in the new-crop year starting on Sep. 1, 2021, the futures have been on a steady climb, making contract highs on their way higher. Since that […]

Ag Trade: Shipping Crisis Continues, Biden Announces Alleviation Plan – DTN Oct 18, 2021

🕔Oct 18, 2021
The current shipping crisis has been an ongoing fiasco for well over a year and it continues to get worse. Shipping containers to load soybeans and other commodities have been […]

Grain Transportation: STB Seeks Comments on First Mile/Last Mile Service – DTN Oct 11, 2021

🕔Oct 11, 2021
In a decision served Sept. 2, 2021, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) said on their website it was seeking comments from the shipping community, carriers and the public concerning what, […]

Grain Transportation: Canadian Pacific Renews Acquisition Proposal for Kansas City Southern – DTN Sep 14, 2021

🕔Sep 14, 2021
After getting burned by regulators, Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad shifted tracks yet again over the weekend, going back to the proposed merger with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and offering […]

Ag Trade: Container Shipping Crisis Drags On – DTN Aug 31, 2021

🕔Aug 31, 2021
At the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Specialty Grains Conference, held Aug. 25-26, about 300 people attended in person in St. Louis, Missouri, and another 900 joined online from […]

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