Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

Grain Shipping: Upper Mississippi Barge Traffic Up and Going – DTN

🕔Mar 20, 2018Similar to the excitement surrounding the spring home opener for your favorite professional baseball team, river terminals in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) are also excited to see the sleeping […]

Mississippi River: Failure Looms Large with Deteriorating Locks and Dams – DTN

🕔Feb 7, 2018According to a recent press release from the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), they noted there is “widespread agreement that it is not a matter of if there will be a […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Public Comment Period Extended – DTN

🕔Aug 18, 2017The federal government has extended the public comment period on a waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule that would revert the definition of navigable waters to the pre-2015 […]

Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

🕔Aug 9, 2017U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the waters of the United States rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can […]

Clean Water Rule: Corps of Engineers and EPA Having a Throw Down – DTN

🕔Apr 28, 2017The Army Corps of Engineers was shut out of the waters of the United States rule making process, even though EPA indicated the WOTUS  (Waters of the United States) rule […]

U.S. River Locks, Dams, Levees Get Grade “D” from Engineers Group – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2017The nation’s infrastructure received an average grade of D+ in the American Society of Civil Engineers‘ (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card released on March 9. The report is an assessment […]

Grain Shipping: Upper Mississippi River Opens Early – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2017The Upper Mississippi River is seeing an early opening to the 2017 shipping season thanks to warm weather in February melting ice on Lake Pepin. That’s good news for grain […]

Water Act to Fund Repairs of Miss. River Lock-Dam System – DTN

🕔Oct 11, 2016The two houses of Congress passed two versions of a bill aimed at refurbishing the nation’s aging water transportation infrastructure before adjourning for pre-election campaigning. An industry expert told DTN […]

2011 Flood: Farmland Buried By Sand – 5th Amendment Lawsuit – DTN

🕔Aug 2, 2016Corn and soybean farmer Roger Ideker says his river bottomland near St. Joseph, Mo., is still scarred from Missouri River flooding five years ago. The 2011 Missouri River basin flood […]

Weather

Markets

The Latest