Grain Transportation: 1st Tow Reaches Upper Mississippi With a Little Help From a Friend – DTN Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
We all know the saying: “There is a first time for everything.” That fit me on March 20, when I drove down to Pepin, Wisconsin, and saw the Motor Vessel […]

Congress Backs Lock and Dam Upgrades – DTN Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
Pointing to jobs and economic potential, a collection of Senate and House members wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize $2.5 billion for inland waterways projects from the […]

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 […]

Moving Grains: Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends Dec 2, 2021

🕔Dec 2, 2021
Upper Mississippi River 2021 Navigation Season Comes to an End On November 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, locked the last tow to depart St. […]

Mississippi River Mismanagement Case Court Hearing Set – DTN Jul 10, 2021

🕔Jul 10, 2021
A court will hear arguments in an ongoing lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mismanaged a 195-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from St. […]

Ag Lawsuits: Army Corps of Engineers Argues Against Mismanagement of Mississippi River – DTN Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
Federal attorneys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue the use of structures to maintain the navigation channel on a 195-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from St. Louis, […]

Ag Trade: China Corn Purchases Continue, Inflation Garners Attention, Mississippi Barge Traffic Disrupted May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Isis Almeida reported that, “A drought in Brazil is changing up trade flows, and sending China on a U.S. grain-buying binge that’s causing global prices to surge. “Brazil […]

Moving Grain: High Water, Flooding Beset Lower Mississippi River Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
Navigation Season Opens in Upper Mississippi as High Water and Flooding Beset Lower Mississippi The 2021 navigation season for the Upper Mississippi River unofficially began on March 19, when a […]

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 […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Barge Operations Continue To Improve Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Mississippi River Grain Barge Operations Continue To Improve High water conditions on the Ohio River improved in the second part of the week ending March 13, and barge operations continued […]

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