Moving Grain: Barge Spot Rates Decline for 2nd Week

🕔Aug 24, 2018Grain Barge Spot Rates Decline for Second Week As of August 21, barge spot rates for export grain dropped 1 to 14 percent, at principal origination points, compared to a […]

Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Tonnages Decline

🕔Aug 9, 2018Weekly Grain Barge Tonnages Decline For the week ending August 4, barge tonnages on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers dropped 10 percent compared to the […]

Moving Grain: Corn Inspections Rise; Barge Tonnage Recovers

🕔Aug 2, 2018Corn Inspections Continue to Rise For the week ending July 26, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.81 million […]

Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Shipments Decrease

🕔Jul 19, 2018Weekly Barge Grain Shipments Decrease Due to the high water conditions and lock and dam repairs, grain barge shipments experienced a notable drop in tonnages for the week ending July […]

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 […]

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