Moving Grain: River, Rail Traffic Both Facing Challenges

🕔Jul 5, 2018UP Cites Tunnel Collapse and Crew Shortage Behind Recent Service Challenges In a June 28 announcement, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) said that operating inventory and train velocity in June had […]

Moving Grain: High Water Threatens Surge in Barge Shipments

🕔Jun 29, 2018High Water May Impend Recent Surge in Grain Barge Shipments For the week ending June 21, grain barge tonnages on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers […]

Moving Grain: Corn Barge Movements Near 9-Year High

🕔Jun 21, 2018Weekly Upper Mississippi River Corn Barge Movements Near 9-year High For the week ending June 16, downbound corn barge shipments through Mississippi River Locks 27 (located near St. Louis, MO) […]

Iowa: Farm Nutrient Runoff Worse, Despite 5-Year Reduction Strategy – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2018While state officials and others in Iowa celebrated the five-year anniversary of the state’s voluntary nutrient reduction strategy this past week, a study from the University of Iowa shows the […]

Moving Grain: Navigation – Inland Waterways

🕔May 31, 2018Navigation Conditions Improving on Inland Waterways For most of 2018, high water conditions have disrupted barge traffic on the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Arkansas rivers. High water and fast currents […]

Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

Moving Grain: High Water Delays Continue in Mississippi River-Gulf

🕔May 3, 2018High Water Continues to Delay Barge Operations in the Mississippi River-Gulf Flooding and high water conditions in the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, and surrounding areas, continues to cause […]

Moving Grain: Canadian Rail Strike on Hold; Miss. River Traffic Still Slow – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Rail shippers in Canada and the U.S. could be heard breathing a sigh of relief late Friday evening after the CP announced it had come to what may be just […]

Moving Grain: High Water Continues to Disrupt River Traffic

🕔Apr 13, 2018Highwater Continues to Disrupt River Traffic According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, minor flooding is forecast or occurring across the western and southern portions of the Ohio River […]

Moving Grain: River Navigation Disruptions Continue with More Rains

🕔Apr 5, 2018Additional Rainfall Contributes to On-going Navigation Disruptions As of April 5, widespread rainfall in the lower and middle Mississippi River Valley, extending into the Ohio River Valley, has added additional […]

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