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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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