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 […]

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 […]

Moving Grain: Minor Barge Traffic Delays Reported

🕔Dec 20, 2018Heading into Winter, Minor Grain Barge Traffic Delays Reported For the first half of December, ice accumulations have not been an issue on the Illinois River and lower portions of […]

Ohio River: New Olmstead Locks and Dams Will be Paid Off in 4 Years – DTN

🕔Nov 7, 2018The Locks and Dams 52 and 53 Replacement Project, known as the Olmsted Locks and Dam, opened for business on Aug. 30, 2018, after 30 years of construction and a […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Slowed by Flooding Along Upper Mississippi

🕔Oct 18, 2018Flooding Conditions Still Impacting Barge Traffic on Upper Mississippi River As of October 17, rain in the central U.S. caused flooding that closed 7 locks on the upper Mississippi River. […]

Moving Grain: Significant Decline in Barge Tonnages – Hurricane Recovery

🕔Sep 20, 2018Significant Decline in Weekly Barge Tonnages For the week ending on September 15, grain barge shipments on the locking portion of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers experienced a significant […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Up; Railroads Prepare for Florence

🕔Sep 14, 2018Weekly Grain Barge Traffic Up For the week ending September 8, barge volumes for down-bound grain on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers were 1.3 million […]

Moving Grain: Corn, Soybean Inspections Jump Over Previous Weeks

🕔Aug 30, 2018Corn and Soybeans Boost Total Grain Inspections For the week ending August 23, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached […]

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 […]

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