Barge Traffic Resumes On Upper Mississippi River But Floods Remain A Concern – DTN Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
On March 19, the first day of spring, there was a very welcome sign of hope in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. St. Paul is where grain shipping […]

Moving Grain: Flood Conditions Continue To Disrupt Barge Navigation Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Flood Conditions Continue To Disrupt Barge Navigation on Lower Mississippi Consistent flood conditions on the Lower Mississippi River are causing disruptions from Cairo, IL, to the Gulf of Mexico. As […]

Moving Grain: High Water Persists in Mississippi River System Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
High Water Persists in the Mississippi River System, Barge Surplus Remains Several gauges on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers remain at flood stage, but the navigation challenges have not resulted […]

Hell And/Or High Water? More River Traffic Challenges Ahead? – DTN Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
The start of the 2019 navigation season in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) was late and drawn out. The first tow didn’t make it to St. Paul, Minnesota, until April […]

Southern Illinois’ Len Small Likely To Fail Even If Repaired – Report Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Alexander County sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, at the southernmost tip of Illinois. The sparsely populated jurisdiction is perhaps best known for devastating floods resulting […]

Grain Transportation: More River Funding But Still Playing Catch-Up – DTN Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Late on Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the 2020 spending bills. Contained in the spending package for fiscal 2020 was $7.65 billion for the civil works […]

Moving Grain: Several Locks Closing on Mississippi, Ohio Rivers Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Several Locks Closing on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers Multiple lock facilities are currently closed or plan to close before the end of the year to do repair work or […]

Moving Grain: Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Until the End of the Month On September 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River due to […]

Perdue Pushing For River Lock Projects – A Global “Infrastructure Race” Brewing? – DTN Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is pushing for increased spending on locks and dams in the upper Mississippi River and Illinois River so that U.S. agriculture can boost sales and remain […]

Moving Grain: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019
Navigation 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 […]

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