Moving Grain: Weather Challenges Affect Both Rail, Barges

🕔Mar 7, 2019Highwater Continues to Disrupt Barge Navigation Consistent highwater levels on most of the inland waterways has caused disruptions throughout the system. For the week ending March 2, Ohio River Olmsted […]

Moving Grain: River, Rail Traffic Both Facing Challenges

🕔Jul 5, 2018UP Cites Tunnel Collapse and Crew Shortage Behind Recent Service Challenges In a June 28 announcement, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) said that operating inventory and train velocity in June had […]

Rail System: Deadline to Implement Positive Train Control is Approaching – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018The nation’s railroads have a little over 10 months left to implement new positive train control systems meant to improve safety and security. While some railroads report that they expect […]

Moving Grain: Lock Closure For Columbia, Snake Rivers Begins in March

🕔Feb 9, 20182018 Annual Maintenance Navigation Lock Closure For Columbia and Snake Rivers Begins in March In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close several locks on the Columbia and […]

Nebraska: Cargill Invests $18 Mln to Increase Storage, Unload Capability for Gibbon Growers

🕔Aug 22, 2017A multi-million dollar project to upgrade the Cargill grain facility in Gibbon, Neb., is underway. Once complete, growers will have access to an additional 2 million bushels of upright grain […]

Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2017Of the nation’s seven largest freight railroads, Union Pacific was ranked highest by ag shippers for its performance for 2016 while Canadian Pacific was ranked lowest in the Soy Transportation […]

Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

🕔Apr 27, 2017Union Pacific Plans to Invest $57 Million in its Nebraska Rail Infrastructure In an April 24 news release, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) noted its plans to spend $57 million […]

Low Grain Prices Blamed for Empty Rail Cars and Employee Furloughs – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2017Part one of this two-part column looks at the performance of Class 1 rail carriers during 2016 and the challenges they faced throughout the year. ** The year started out […]

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