Moving Grain: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic

🕔Aug 22, 2019Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […]

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities’

🕔Aug 2, 2019Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities Rates Spot barge rates for export grain originating from ports near the Twin Cities (MN) and Mid-Mississippi (a stretch of the Mississippi River that […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Tick Up; New Orleans Port Closed

🕔Jul 19, 2019Ocean Freight Rates Ticked Up in Past Two Weeks Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities, including grain, increased for two consecutive weeks. As of July 11, the rate for […]

Mississippi River System – Flood Issues Top to Bottom – DTN

🕔Jul 16, 2019It’s no secret that it’s been a very rough year so far on the entire Mississippi River System. Never-ending rains have kept water levels high, closing many locks and dams […]

Moving Grain: Barge Logistics Improve, Mississippi River Recedes

🕔Jul 5, 2019Grain Barge Logistics Improve as Mississippi River Recedes As of July 3, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was 37.4 feet, and forecasts for July indicate a rapid decline […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi

🕔Jun 27, 2019Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Barge traffic has resumed, as river conditions on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are improving. As of June 27, the […]

Arkansas Field Reports: Rice Going to Flood, Early Soybeans Blooming

🕔Jun 25, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 23, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Mike Andrews, Randolph County “A few rice fields have reached mid-season late […]

Mississippi River System: “Stressed and Upside Down” – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019The long, record-breaking flooding of 2019 on the Mississippi River system has taken a toll on farmland, personal property and the many cities and towns that line the rivers. It […]

Upper Mississippi River: Most Locks Closed, No Relief in Sight – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2019It has been a rough year for commerce on the Mississippi River system, and it continues to worsen as nonstop rains keep adding to already swollen rivers. Many areas are […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic

🕔May 30, 2019Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge traffic on most of the inland waterways. On the Upper Mississippi River there are multiple lock closures. […]

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