Transportation
Transportation

Weaker Currency Offsetting Higher Brazilian Truck Freight Rates

Alan BarrettJul 2, 2019

One factor that will eventually help U.S. soybean farmers obtain a higher soybean price is higher Brazilian truck freight rates increasing the Brazilian soybean port…

Transportation

Soybeans Trapped in Upper Mississippi River Region

Alan BarrettJun 11, 2019

As of June 1, no crop volume has transversed Lock 15 at the Quad Cities. Even in 1993, the average water level was below flood…

Transportation

The Importance of Mississippi River to U.S. Farmers

Alan BarrettMay 21, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities; especially soybeans and corn. Approximately 60 percent of all grain inspected is exported…

Transportation

Flooding Shows Value of U.S. Infrastructure

Alan BarrettMay 18, 2019

The Army Corps reported Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 15 Rock Island crested at 22.7 feet, a record high in the Quad Cities representing…

Infrastructure

Upper Mississippi River Closing Extended as Flooding Continues

Alan BarrettMay 13, 2019

Farmers and merchandisers located in areas at flood levels that needed to market crops in March and April have been harmed by the limitations placed…

Transportation

Transportation Infrastrucuture Projects Improving the Environment

Alan BarrettApr 22, 2019

Transportation infrastructure projects reduce congestion and improve efficiency, which improves economic returns, reduces traffic related deaths, limits environmental impacts and reduces government expenditures.  Often when…