North America
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

Mississippi River Flooding Impacts on Cash Basis is Currently Limited

Alan BarrettMay 14, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities, especially soybeans and corn. When comparing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Iowa…

Family farms

U.S. Soy: Stewardship of the Land

The Food ChannelMay 10, 2019

U.S. soy growers are committed to producing a safe, sustainable food supply for the world. This video is part of an ongoing series that focuses…

Infrastructure

Truck Capacity Availability Improving in 2019

Alan BarrettMay 8, 2019

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. has approximately 3.5 million Class 8 trucks (semi tractor-trailers) operating with over 5.7 million commercial drivers. More…

Infrastructure

High Water Persists but Barge Rates Falling

Alan BarrettMay 4, 2019

The Mississippi River continues to have high water levels disrupting barge traffic. The opening of the upper Mississippi River for commercial traffic continues to be…

Planting

U.S. Farmers Report First Progress in Seeding 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop

Rob HatchettApr 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued the update for the seeding of the 2019 campaign. As of April 21,…