Foreign Carriers Offered Loophole to Leave U.S. Ports Without Goods, Despite Active Legislation Nov 10, 2022

    🕔Nov 10, 2022
    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) faced backlash from Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and other congressmen in a letter penned on Friday, stressing that foreign flagged ocean carriers […]

    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 […]

    Ag Trade: “Mixed Rhetoric” Surrounds Renewal of Black Sea Grain Deal Oct 26, 2022

    🕔Oct 26, 2022
    Dow Jones writer Will Horner reported yesterday that, “The future of the Black Sea grains deal is shaping up to be agricultural markets’ key concern this week, while weather for South American […]

    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 […]

    “Fertilizer Prices Are Falling,” Black Sea Export Deal in Focus, Mississippi River Flow Draws Attention Oct 22, 2022

    🕔Oct 22, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Elizabeth Elkin and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro reported yesterday that, “Fertilizer prices are falling as farmers balking at the high costs of nutrients hold off on purchases, driving down demand and causing gluts that […]

    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: 10 Ships Have Sailed From Ukraine Under Export Deal; France in Record Drought Aug 9, 2022

    🕔Aug 9, 2022
    New York Times writer Emma Bubola reported yesterday that, “The biggest caravan of ships carrying grain and other agricultural products since the beginning of the Russian invasion has sailed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, […]

    Under Export Deal, 1st Ship Carrying Grain Leaves Ukrainian Port of Odesa For Lebanon Aug 4, 2022

    🕔Aug 4, 2022
    Reuters writer Natalia Zinets reported Monday that, “A ship carrying grain left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon on Monday under a safe passage agreement, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said, the first […]

    Ag Trade: Ukraine, Russia Sign Black Sea Grain Export Deal Jul 23, 2022

    🕔Jul 23, 2022
    Reuters writers Ezgi Erkoyun, Ece Toksabay and Max Hunder reported on Friday that, “Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, […]

    Ag Trade: U.S. Patience with China “Wearing Thin,” as Purchase Commitments Fall Short Feb 11, 2022

    🕔Feb 11, 2022
    Reuters writers Andrea Shalal and David Lawder reported this week that, “U.S. officials called on Monday for ‘concrete action‘ from China to make good on its commitment to purchase $200 billion in additional U.S. […]


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