Mississippi River Flooding Expected to Peak at the 7th Highest Level Ever Near Quad Cities Next Week Apr 28, 2023

    🕔Apr 28, 2023
    The Upper Mississippi River levels are rising. As residents along parts of the river are forced to evacuate, others are working to sandbag and keep the flood waters away. USDA […]

    Is the Shipping Crisis on the Mississippi River Coming to an End? What is the Outlook for Spring? Jan 31, 2023

    🕔Jan 31, 2023
    The shipping crisis on the Mississippi River…may finally be coming to an end.   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging the river 24-hours a day, 7-days a week since […]

    YEAREND: War, Weather Drive 2022 Ag Rollercoaster Dec 9, 2022

    🕔Dec 9, 2022
    LITTLE ROCK — Markets seeking stability after a year of COVID found new turbulence in 2022 as war erupted in the Ukraine and Mid-South farmers found themselves on a weather rollercoaster ride. […]

    As Mississippi River Rises, So Do Commodity Prices Nov 16, 2022

    🕔Nov 16, 2022
    LITTLE ROCK — As rain feeds the Mississippi, the rising river is also buoying the commodity prices farmers are receiving at the elevators. Months of drought throughout the Mississippi River […]

    Ag Trade: “Relative Optimism” on Black Sea Grain Export Deal, Some Mississippi River Grain Terminals “Halt” Deliveries Oct 27, 2022

    🕔Oct 27, 2022
    Reuters writer Michelle Nichols reported yesterday that, “United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Wednesday that he was ‘relatively optimistic‘ that a U.N.-brokered deal that allowed a resumption of Ukraine Black Sea grain […]

    Mississippi River Barge Traffic “Continued to Struggle,” as “Active and Intensive” Discussions Occur on Black Sea Export Deal Oct 24, 2022

    🕔Oct 24, 2022
    Cameron McWhirter reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Barge traffic continued to struggle along the Mississippi River and its tributaries as low water caused boats and barges to run aground on sandbars up […]

    Ag Trade: Soybean, Corn Exports Lagging; Black Sea Export Discussions Continue Oct 19, 2022

    🕔Oct 19, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Diego Lasarte reported yesterday that, “Drought has again closed a portion of the Mississippi River — and this time shrunk a part of the major US waterway […]

    Ag Trade: Mississippi River Flow a Continuing Concern, Rising Dollar Impacts Importers Oct 17, 2022

    🕔Oct 17, 2022
    Cameron McWhirter reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Sections of the Mississippi River are approaching low water levels not seen in more than three decades, disrupting a vital supply lane […]

    Ag Trade: Mississippi Water Level Worries Persist, Russia Concerned About Black Sea Export Deal Oct 14, 2022

    🕔Oct 14, 2022
    Don Lee reported on the front page of today’s Los Angeles Times that, “That turkey you’re planning for the big family get-together is going to give you a nasty peck on the pocketbook. […]

    Grain Transportation: Lower Water Levels on Mississippi Tributaries a Concern, as U.S. Wheat Exports at 50 Year Low Oct 13, 2022

    🕔Oct 13, 2022
    Bloomberg’s Brian K Sullivan, Joe Deaux, and Michael Hirtzer reported earlier this week that, “The Mississippi River isn’t out of the woods as falling water levels along its major tributaries threaten to deepen a […]


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