Moving Grain: White House Announces Huge Release From Strategic Oil Reserves Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
White House Announces Huge Release From Strategic Oil Reserves Reduced oil supplies, resulting from the war in Ukraine, are raising oil and gas prices. In response, on March 31, the […]

Moving Grain: USDA, NGFA Express Concern to STB Over Rail Service Apr 2, 2022

🕔Apr 2, 2022
USDA and NGFA Express Concern to STB Over Rail Service On March 30, USDA expressed concern to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) over worsening rail service. An earlier, March 24 […]

Moving Grain: Unofficial Start of Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
USACE Announced the Unofficial Start of the 2022 Navigation Season on the Upper Mississippi River On March 21, the 2022 navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River began, as announced […]

Grain Transportation: Canadian Pacific Serves TCRC 72-Hour Lockout Notice – DTN Mar 18, 2022

🕔Mar 18, 2022
The union Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reported on their website March 16 that Canadian Pacific (CP) has served them with notice of lockout. In the event there is not […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Highest Since Nov. Mar 18, 2022

🕔Mar 18, 2022
Ocean Freight Rates Reach Highest Level Since Last November Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains have risen for 5 consecutive weeks. As of March 10, 2022, the rate for […]

Moving Grain: Diesel Prices Reach Record Level Mar 10, 2022

🕔Mar 10, 2022
U.S. Average Diesel Fuel Prices Reach Record Level During the week ending March 7, U.S. average diesel fuel prices increased 74.5 cents from the previous week to a record $4.849 […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Announces Closures for Maintenance Work Feb 25, 2022

🕔Feb 25, 2022
Panama Canal Announces Closures for Maintenance Work Today, February 24, the east lane of the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Panamax Locks will be out of service for 12 hours for scheduled […]

Moving Grain: Winter Weather Snarls Barge Traffic, Conditions Improving Feb 18, 2022

🕔Feb 18, 2022
Winter Weather Snarls Barge Traffic, but Conditions Are Improving In many northern locations (including the Upper Mississippi River), severe winter weather created obstacles for downbound barge traffic over the past […]

Moving Grain: Inland Waterways Users Board Reactivated After Long Wait Feb 11, 2022

🕔Feb 11, 2022
Inland Waterways Users Board Reactivated After Long Wait On February 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced it is officially reinstating the Inland Waterways Users Board (IWUB) with […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Fell Amid Low Trading Activity Feb 5, 2022

🕔Feb 5, 2022
Ocean Freight Rates Fell Amid Low Trading Activity Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grain have fallen for the last 3 consecutive weeks. As of January 27, 2022, the rate […]

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