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 […]

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities’ Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019
Mid-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, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
Ocean 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, 2019

🕔Jul 16, 2019
It’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, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
Grain 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 […]

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