Moving Grains: Downbound Barge Movements Increase With Harvest Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
Downbound Barged Grain Movements Increase With the Harvest and Recovery From Ida Downbound barged grain movements and barge-unload operations in the New Orleans region appear to have gradually recovered from […]

Moving Grains: Potential Relief of Supply-Chain Bottlenecks Oct 16, 2021

🕔Oct 16, 2021
President Announces Changes, Potential Relief of Supply-Chain Bottlenecks On Wednesday, October 13, the President announced the Port of Los Angeles would begin operating around the clock, joining Long Beach, which […]

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: Iowa Temporarily Increases Truck Weight Limits Oct 2, 2021

🕔Oct 2, 2021
Iowa Temporarily Increases Truck Weight Limits on Grain Transportation Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a proclamation to increase truck weight limits for grain transportation. Addressing concerns about heavy agricultural […]

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: Panama Canal Schedules Lock Maintenance, Repair Work Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
Panama Canal Schedules Lock Maintenance and Repair Work On August 30, 2021, the east lane of Miraflores Panamax locks on the Panama Canal will be closed for 10 hours of […]

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 […]

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