Infrastructure
Exports

U.S. Ag Exports Continue During Pandemic

USSEC Staff WriterApr 7, 2020

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has slowed many industries in recent months. But U.S. farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of agricultural commodities – including…

Infrastructure

Barge Industry Consolidation

Alan BarrettMar 17, 2020

As predicted last year, the oversupply of barges and higher operational costs are taking a toll on barge companies and have led to American Commercial…

Infrastructure

Upper Mississippi River Set to Open in March

Alan BarrettMar 10, 2020

With the near record low barge rates, the barge industry is looking for some good news. The rivergage forecast for Lock and Dam 15 (Rock…

Infrastructure

Panama Canal Authority Announces Permanent Freshwater Surcharges

Alan BarrettMar 6, 2020

How important is the Panama Canal to U.S. Soy? The U.S. is an agricultural surplus country dependent on exports. The Inland Mississippi River System plays…

Infrastructure

Improvements to Illinois, Upper Mississippi Rivers will Benefit U.S. Soy

Alan BarrettMar 1, 2020

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting U.S. grains and oilseeds, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of…

Infrastructure

Truck Rates Increasing After Long Fall

Alan BarrettFeb 6, 2020

Truck capacity is booked either by spot market or through a contract rate. The spot rate is the market rate, while the contract rate is…