Midwest Flood Debate: Funds for Levee Repair are No Sure Thing – DTN

🕔Apr 18, 2019Congress appropriating funds for Midwest levee repair doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the money would go if the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House use cost-benefit analysis to […]

Missouri River Flood Debate: Army Corps of Eng., Levee Repairs, Cost Benefit Ratio – DTN

🕔Apr 18, 2019Congress appropriating funds for Midwest levee repair doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the money would go if the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House use cost-benefit analysis to […]

Midwest Flood Damage High From Lack of Warning – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019Exasperated local officials told Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday about lost farms and businesses due to flooding, ongoing river breaches, the need for higher levees and their concern about […]

Missouri – Some Farmers Still Reeling From 2011 Flooding, Now Underwater Again – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019Roger Ideker’s farm near St. Joseph, Missouri, was under water in 2011 from June until September. For years he fought the federal government, specifically the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

Flooding: Louisiana’s Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening is Historical – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Feb. 27 was the first time in history that it had been opened in consecutive years. It is also the third time […]

Infrastructure Promises: No Plan or Fix Yet – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2019During the signing of the tax overhaul bill on Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump said, “Infrastructure is by far the easiest,” according to a Washington Post article from Jan. […]

Upper Mississippi River Barges Head South for Winter – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) shipping season is officially over as tows pushing barges, like flocks of geese, headed south for the winter. It’s always bittersweet for those of us […]

Ohio River: New Olmstead Locks and Dams Will be Paid Off in 4 Years – DTN

🕔Nov 7, 2018The Locks and Dams 52 and 53 Replacement Project, known as the Olmsted Locks and Dam, opened for business on Aug. 30, 2018, after 30 years of construction and a […]

Moving Grain: Corn, Soybean Inspections Jump Over Previous Weeks

🕔Aug 30, 2018Corn and Soybeans Boost Total Grain Inspections For the week ending August 23, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached […]

Corps of Engineers Hands Off Parts of Clean Water Act to States – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2018The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to hand over Clean Water Act permitting authority on a subset of protected waters to states and tribes. For decades, farmers and […]

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