Transportation
Transportation

River Conditions Impact the Movement of U.S. Soybeans

Alan BarrettMar 1, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of navigable waterways that…

Transportation

The Potential Impact of 5 Feet on the Mississippi River

Ken EriksenFeb 17, 2019

Dredging the lower Mississippi from 45 to 50 feet could get soybeans to market in larger, more cost-effective shipments that accommodate larger global ports, says…

Transportation

Increasing Demand for U.S. Soybeans in Container Shipments

Rob HatchettFeb 14, 2019

An aggregation of historical Federal Grain Inspections Services (FGIS) data shows that non-Chinese buyers have shown a growing preference for receiving U.S. soybeans in container…

Transportation

High Waters Slow U.S. Grain Movement to the Gulf

Rob HatchettFeb 2, 2019

According to Federal Grain Inspections Service (FGIS) data, 48.1 percent of grain inspected for export in 2018 left via the Mississippi River. The percentage of…

Transportation

Consistent Supply Puts U.S. Soy in Demand

Chris KrullOct 3, 2018

When delays of just days can result in big costs, U.S. soy customers buy for reliable supply Supply isn’t sexy. Steve Jobs isn’t remembered for…

Infrastructure

U.S. Soy’s Transportation Costs: A Competitive Advantage

Chris KrullMay 5, 2018

Thanks to our more efficient infrastructure of highways, rivers, rails and ports, it is far less expensive to ship soybeans from the United States than…