Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends

🕔Dec 14, 2018Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends for St. Paul District The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the last barge tow of the 2018 navigation season departed St. Paul, MN, […]

Moving Grain: Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong

🕔Dec 6, 2018Grain Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong as Ocean Freight Rates Inch Up Grain vessel loading activity in the U.S. Gulf and PNW ports has remained relatively strong so far during […]

Moving Grain: Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends

🕔Nov 29, 2018Grain Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends For the week ending November 22, grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) inspections totaled 2.53 million metric tons (mmt), up 1 percent from last week […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi, Illinois River Return to Normal Operations

🕔Nov 15, 2018Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Returning to Normal Operations As of November 12, high water levels on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers are decreasing and barge traffic is returning […]

Moving Grain: Slower Barge Tonnage Pace Drags Down Freight Rates

🕔Nov 8, 2018Slower Pace of Grain Barge Tonnages Drags Down Barge Freight Rates As of November 3, year-to-date (YTD) grain barge tonnages, on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas […]

Moving Grain: Funding for Water Infrastructure Programs Approved

🕔Nov 1, 2018USDA Releases Early Report for Agricultural Projections to 2028 On November 2, USDA will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report that will be published […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Locks Reopen After Flood-Related Closures

🕔Oct 25, 2018Mississippi River Locks Reopen after Flood-related Closures Significant rainfall has resulted in flooding conditions, which closed multiple locks on the Upper Mississippi River. The impacted locks are located on a […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Stops Barge Traffic; Railroad Congestion at Mexican Border

🕔Oct 11, 2018Flooding Stops Barge Traffic on Upper Mississippi River Heavy rains and severe storms in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, from June into October, have resulted in several instances of […]

Moving Grains: Soybean Barge Tonnages Lower than Last Year

🕔Oct 4, 2018Year- to-date Soybean Barge Tonnages Lower than Last Year As of September 29, calendar year-to-date soybean shipments on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio and Arkansas rivers were 9.2 […]

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 […]

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