Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN

🕔Apr 5, 2019This is the kind of spring that builds character. “We received 4.6 inches of rain in March,” said Illinois farmer John Werries. “The morning of April 1, it was 28 […]

Arkansas Fertilizer: Continued River Flooding Could Lead to Shortages

🕔Apr 3, 2019With current Mississippi River levels above flood stage along all of Arkansas’ eastern border there are increasing concerns that limited barge traffic combined with reduced access to Arkansas ports may […]

Minnesota River’s Ice, Snowmelt Headin’ South – DTN

🕔Apr 2, 2019In my March 18 story “Snowmelt, Rain Wreak Havoc on US River Systems” (https://www.dtnpf.com/…), I mentioned that the Mississippi River level in St. Paul, Minnesota, was at 5.8 feet. I […]

Grain Transportation: Flooding Stops MS River Traffic

🕔Mar 29, 2019Flooding Stops Traffic on Upper Mississippi River Widespread flooding on the inland waterways continues to disrupt grain barge shipments. As of March 28, the following Upper Mississippi River Locks are […]

Grain, Fertilizer Transportation: MS River Flooding Prevents Barge Movement – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing […]

USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, Communities Affected by Recent Flooding

🕔Mar 21, 2019To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid […]

Moving Grain: River Navigation Challenges Continue

🕔Mar 14, 2019Navigation Conditions Continue to Challenge Barge Shippers Barge logistics saw some improvement when Smithland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River reopened on March 9. It had been closed since […]

Flooding: Louisiana’s Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening is Historical – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Feb. 27 was the first time in history that it had been opened in consecutive years. It is also the third time […]

Arkansas: Forecast Rains Further Delay Field Work, Spring Planting

🕔Mar 8, 2019For many Arkansas farms, whether row crop or livestock, the view is the same: water, mud, and more water. “With many areas still struggling to dry out from wet weather […]

Moving Grain: Weather Challenges Affect Both Rail, Barges

🕔Mar 7, 2019Highwater Continues to Disrupt Barge Navigation Consistent highwater levels on most of the inland waterways has caused disruptions throughout the system. For the week ending March 2, Ohio River Olmsted […]

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