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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…

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…

Infrastructure

Higher Truck Freight Rates in Brazil Spurring Investment

Alan BarrettMay 12, 2019

The Minimum Freight Rate Table (MFRT) established to end the Brazilian truckers’ strike in 2018 allows carriers to charge from 50 to 300 percent more…

Infrastructure

Brazilian Government Supports Higher Freight Rates

Alan BarrettApr 30, 2019

With Brazilian corn and soybean crops’ estimated crop size continually increasing, the importance of the Minimum Freight Rate Table (MFRT) also continues to rise. In…

Exports

Container Shipping Can Help Diversify International Sales of U.S. Soybeans

Eric WoodieApr 27, 2019

The soybean industry has been a vital engine of the American economy for years. One measure of its economic contribution is in global trade: soybeans…