Moving Grain: Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Until the End of the Month On September 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River due to […]

Moving Grain: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic May 30, 2019

🕔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. […]

Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise May 16, 2019

🕔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. […]

Mississippi River Flood Stage – Barge Traffic 31% Lower Than 2018 – DTN Apr 29, 2019

🕔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 […]

Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN Apr 5, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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. […]

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