Moving Grain: St. Louis Bi-State Regional Ports Improvement Project Receives $20.8Mln Grant Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
DOT Awards $20.8 Million to St. Louis Bi-State Regional Ports Improvement Project On September 16, the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the award of $1 billion in grants to […]

Moving Grain: DOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
USDOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan On September 4, the U.S Department of Transportation released its first National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). According to DOT, NFSP assesses the system’s current […]

Moving Grain: USDA Participates in Ex Parte Communications with STB Members Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
USDA Participates in Ex Parte Communications with STB Members On June 25, USDA met with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in response to STB’s invitation for additional stakeholder input on […]

Moving Grain: STB Invites Additional Input on Rate Review Options May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
STB Invites Additional Stakeholder Input on Rate Review Options On May 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will waive the general prohibition on ex parte (EP) communications between […]

Moving Grain:  STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
 STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage On April 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued three decisions regarding demurrage and accessorial charges. Railroads charge demurrage when excessive time is taken to […]

Grain Shippers Concerned Over Unfair Rail Charges – DTN May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) on April 30 announced a series of decisions on demurrage and accessorial rules and charges, “continuing its efforts to promote transparency, timeliness and mutual […]

Moving Grain: Downbound, Unloaded Barges Increase Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Downbound and Unloaded Grain Barges Increase For the week ending December 7,876 grain barges were unloaded in the New Orleans area, the highest since December 2018. This number represented a […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Continue to Increase Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Continue to Increase For the week ending October 3, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached […]

Moving Grain: Bonneville Lock and Dam Facility Reopens Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Bonneville Lock and Dam Facility Reopens On September 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reopened the Bonneville Lock and Dam, located on the Columbia River in Oregon. USACE […]

Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
Upper Mississippi River Improves, while Water Levels Rise in the Lower River to New Orleans For the week ending May 11, high water conditions continued to disrupt grain barge movements. […]

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