Grain Prices Falling Due to Mississippi River Shipping Issues Oct 12, 2022

    🕔Oct 12, 2022
    Farmers faced with high fuel and fertilizer costs this growing season could at least look for consolation in relatively high commodity prices. However, even that right spot may be slipping […]

    Ag Trade: Wheat Climbs Following Ukraine Bridge Attack; Mississippi Logjam Eases Oct 10, 2022

    🕔Oct 10, 2022
    Financial Times writers Roman Olearchyk, Mehul Srivastava, Max Seddon, and Christopher Miller reported today that, “Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s massive airstrikes on Ukraine, its most extensive since the early weeks […]

    “Backups and Bottlenecks” on Mississippi, as World Food Prices Fell in September Oct 7, 2022

    🕔Oct 7, 2022
    New York Times writer Jacey Fortin reported yesterday that, “Low water levels in the Mississippi River have snarled barge traffic along one of the nation’s busiest waterways this week and have […]

    Moving Grain: Closures, Restrictions on the Lower Mississippi River Announced Oct 6, 2022

    🕔Oct 6, 2022
    Closures and Restrictions on the Lower Mississippi River Announced To accommodate removal of a gas pipeline, the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) will implement a series of closures and restrictions in […]

    Low Waters on Mississippi River Creates “Logjam,” as Bird Flu Spreads in California Oct 6, 2022

    🕔Oct 6, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer, Elizabeth Elkin, and Joe Deaux reported yesterday that, “A logjam of more than 100 ships, tugboats and their convoys of barges in the shrinking Mississippi River is threatening to grind trade […]

    Grain Transportation: 1st Tow Reaches Upper Mississippi With a Little Help From a Friend – DTN Mar 30, 2022

    🕔Mar 30, 2022
    We all know the saying: “There is a first time for everything.” That fit me on March 20, when I drove down to Pepin, Wisconsin, and saw the Motor Vessel […]

    Congress Backs Lock and Dam Upgrades – DTN Dec 10, 2021

    🕔Dec 10, 2021
    Pointing to jobs and economic potential, a collection of Senate and House members wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize $2.5 billion for inland waterways projects from the […]

    Grain Transportation: Barge Traffic Ends on Far Upper Mississippi River – DTN Dec 6, 2021

    🕔Dec 6, 2021
    Parting is such sweet sorrow. Every year, in late November, those of us river watchers in St. Paul, Minnesota, stare sadly at an empty river devoid of barges. At the […]

    Moving Grains: Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends Dec 2, 2021

    🕔Dec 2, 2021
    Upper Mississippi River 2021 Navigation Season Comes to an End On November 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, locked the last tow to depart St. […]

    Mississippi River Mismanagement Case Court Hearing Set – DTN Jul 10, 2021

    🕔Jul 10, 2021
    A court will hear arguments in an ongoing lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mismanaged a 195-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from St. […]


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