Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

Rail Shipping: Complaints of Deteriorating Service in U.S. and Canada – DTN

🕔Apr 11, 2018The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), with assistance from the North American Millers Association (NAMA), alerted the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on March 10 of major concerns it had […]

DDG Weekly: California Demand High; China Tariff Concerns – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2018The average distillers dried grains (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations where DTN collected bids was $162 for the week ended April 5, up $3 versus a week ago. […]

Grain Shipping: Upper Mississippi Barge Traffic Up and Going – DTN

🕔Mar 20, 2018Similar to the excitement surrounding the spring home opener for your favorite professional baseball team, river terminals in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) are also excited to see the sleeping […]

Cash Market: Flooding Continues to Complicate River Navigation – DTN

🕔Mar 6, 2018Heavy 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, […]

DDG Weekly Update: Ethanol Sales on Texas Border Indicate Mexico Demand – DTN

🕔Feb 20, 2018The average distillers dried grain (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations where DTN collected bids was $148 for the week ended Feb. 15, $1 stronger on average than a […]

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 […]

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

🕔Oct 31, 2017North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, […]

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 […]

DDG Weekly Update: Demand Starting to Pick Up – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2017The DTN average dried distillers grains (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations DTN collects bids from was $108 for the week ended Sept. 14, unchanged from one week ago. […]

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