Moving Grain: $500Mln in Relief for Ag Transportation Challenges Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
USDA Provides $500 Million in Relief for Agricultural Marketing/Distribution/Transportation Challenges On September 29, USDA announced $3 billion in investments targeting “urgent challenges facing agriculture today,” as part of Secretary Vilsack’s […]

Moving Grain: DOT Requests Information on U.S. Transportation Supply Chains Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Requests Information on America’s Transportation Supply Chains On September 16, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice requesting information from the public to prepare a report required by President […]

Moving Grain: USDA Research Examines Port Choice for Exports Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
USDA Research Examines Port Choice for Grain Exports USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service recently published a synopsis of research conducted in cooperation with the University of Oregon. The research report is […]

Moving Grain: Congress To Address Container Shipping Challenges Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Congress Introduces Legislation To Address Container Shipping Challenges On August 10, U.S. Representatives John Garamendi (CA) and Dusty Johnson (SD) introduced the “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021.” If enacted, […]

Moving Grain: FMC Launches Inquiry Into Ocean Container Carrier Surcharge Practices Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
FMC Launches Inquiry Into Ocean Container Carrier Surcharge Practices On August 4, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) launched an expedited inquiry into the practices of eight ocean container carriers with […]

Moving Grain: Trucking Hours of Service Exemption in Heavy Drought Areas Aug 6, 2021

🕔Aug 6, 2021
South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota Temporarily Suspend HOS Regulations Three State governors recently temporarily suspended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. On July 28, the Governor […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Makes Way for Larger Vessels Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Panama Canal Makes Way for Larger Vessels As of May 21, the maximum allowable length for vessels transiting the Panama Canal’s Neopanamax Locks has increased from 367.28 meters (1,205 feet) […]

Moving Grain: Bunge Completes Sales of 35 U.S. Elevators Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Bunge Completed Sales of 35 U.S. Elevators to Zen-Noh Grain On July 9, Bunge North America announced completion of the sale of 35 interior elevators to Zen-Noh Grain Corp., a […]

Moving Grain: DOT Proposes Funding To Support Transportation Infrastructure Jul 17, 2021

🕔Jul 17, 2021
DOT Proposes “Rebuilding America” Funding To Support Transportation Infrastructure Under its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently proposed awarding $905.25 million to […]

Moving Grain: Stocks Report Reflects Strong Transportation Demand Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
USDA/NASS Stocks Report Reflects Strong Transportation Demand On June 30, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released its quarterly Grain Stocks report. The report contains both on- and off-farm […]

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