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    Grain Rail Shipping: Improved But Challenged by Other Industry Demand – DTN Feb 4, 2015

    🕔Feb 4, 2015
    A “perfect storm” last year slowed agricultural transportation by rail, barge and ship. The challenges included a long, cold, snowy winter; high-yielding crops that increased what needed to be moved; […]

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn Inspections Highest Since October Jan 29, 2015

    🕔Jan 29, 2015
    For the week ending January 22, total inspections of corn from all major export regions reached .857 million metric tons (mmt), up 17 percent from the past week, 190 percent […]

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn, Wheat Inspections Increase Markedly Jan 23, 2015

    🕔Jan 23, 2015
    For the week ending January 15, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) from all major export regions reached 2.6 million metric tons (mmt), down 4 percent from the past […]

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Construction Restricts Miss. River Traffic Jan 15, 2015

    🕔Jan 15, 2015
    On January 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction of a series of bendway weirs on the Mississippi River 90 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., in an area […]

    Grain Transportation: New Class 1 Railroad Regs Proposed – DTN Jan 12, 2015

    🕔Jan 12, 2015
    Weekly service performance reports from railroads may become a permanent requirement following a recent decision by the Surface Transportation Board (STB). On Dec. 30, the STB issued a proposal of […]

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Inspections Lowest Since Late September Jan 2, 2015

    🕔Jan 2, 2015
    For the week ending December 25, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) from all major export regions reached 2.2 million metric tons (mmt), down 37 percent from the […]

    Grain Transportation: Railroads Pick Up Speed – DTN Dec 31, 2014

    🕔Dec 31, 2014
    With improved service and fewer customer complaints, the holiday season has been a merrier time for U.S. railroads than at other times throughout the year. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) […]

    DTN’s Top Ag Stories: Grain Shippers Deal with Disaster Dec 30, 2014

    🕔Dec 30, 2014
    When baseball players pull off a triple-play, it is considered a great feat. However, when Mother Nature did it, it was a disaster for grain shippers. The “Polar Vortex” of […]

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn Inspections Highest Since October Dec 26, 2014

    🕔Dec 26, 2014
    For the week ending December 18, total inspections of corn from all major export regions reached .767 million metric tons (mmt), up 40 percent from the past week but down […]

    Keith Good: Embattled Railroads Get Thumbs Up; Hog Numbers on Rise Dec 24, 2014

    🕔Dec 24, 2014
    Transportation- Economic Issues, Food Prices In transportation news, Marcia Zarley Taylor reported yesterday at DTN that, “Ag customers may give North American railroads a failing grade for most of 2014. Backlogs cost Dakota and […]

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