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. […]

Mississippi Delta: Longest Stretch of Floodwater Since 1927 – 223,700 Crop Acres – Video

🕔May 17, 2019Although the Mississippi River appears to have crested around Arkansas City, Arkansas, the devastation of Yazoo River backwater flooding in the lower Mississippi Delta will not ease up for months.  […]

Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise

🕔May 16, 2019Upper Mississippi River Improves, while Water Levels Rise in the Lower River to New Orleans For the week ending May 11, high water conditions continued to disrupt grain barge movements. […]

Moving Grain: Flood Waters Halt Barge Traffic

🕔May 9, 2019Flood Waters Stop Mississippi River Traffic Rising flood waters have stopped Mississippi River traffic at St. Louis, MO. On May 3, river levels at St. Louis exceeded 38 feet, which […]

Moving Grain: Barge Movements Drop with Continued High Water

🕔May 2, 2019Weekly Grain Barge Movements Drop as High Water Conditions Continue For the week ending April 27, barge grain movements dropped 10 percent, compared to the previous week, as the Upper […]

Mississippi River Flood Stage – Barge Traffic 31% Lower Than 2018 – DTN

🕔Apr 29, 2019As the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, began to move closer to minor flood stage around April 15, a snowstorm on April 11 — followed by heavy rains on […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Continues to Impact River Traffic

🕔Apr 25, 2019Flooding Continues to Impact River Traffic Much of the Mississippi River remains impacted by this year’s on-going flooding. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, river levels are receding […]

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 […]

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