Grain Transportation: Waterways Infrastructure Bill Advances Through Congress – DTN Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation passed on July 29 provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to implement water resources development projects. Since 2014, Congress has […]

River Levees: 2019 Midwest Breaches And Flooding Complicate Crop Insurance Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig met with USDA officials from different agencies and local farmers Friday at the Silver Spur Bar & Grill but took his burger to go […]

Moving Grain: Waterways Symposium Highlights Importance of Infrastructure Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Waterways Symposium Highlights the Importance of Reliable Infrastructure From November 6 to 8, Waterways Conference, Inc. (WCI) held its annual symposium in Pittsburgh, PA, on the theme of “Structuring a […]

Moving Grain: Funding for Water Infrastructure Programs Approved Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
USDA 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: Pacific Northwest Grain Inspections Rebound Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018
FMC to Investigate Ocean Carriers Making Unilateral Changes to Service Contracts According to an April 23 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) news release, U.S. cargo owners forwarded complaints to FMC claiming […]

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN Feb 13, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018
The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs Dec 7, 2017

🕔Dec 7, 2017
Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the […]

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study […]

Moving Grain: Dredging Issues on Lower Mississippi; Grain Inspections Continue Climb Aug 10, 2017

🕔Aug 10, 2017
GAO Looks at Dredging Issues on the Lower Mississippi River In July 2017, the General Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled Inland Harbors: The Corps of Engineers Should Assess […]

Infrastructure Upgrades: Trump Plan Includes User Fees to Pay the Bill – DTN Jun 12, 2017

🕔Jun 12, 2017
While there is enthusiasm to rebuild the inland waterways system, farmers who sell grain to river terminals along key waterways could end up losing some value on their grain and […]

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