Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:20 AM CST Logistic issues and an ongoing labor dispute in the Pacific Northwest are affecting imports and exports of all containerized commodities, according to commodity industry representatives.
Mon Dec 1, 2014 03:39 PM CST The Daily Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping News has reported that ice has already started to develop on Michigan's Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice has formed on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years.
Wed Nov 5, 2014 11:13 AM CST Agriculture industry groups have worked hard to help educate three new CFTC commissioners, and it paid off Monday when CFTC changed a controversial rule that would make it more expensive for farmers to use futures contracts.
Mon Nov 3, 2014 11:48 AM CST The second week of mandated railroad reports to the Surface Transportation Board show improved service, but delays continue as pressure from a large harvest increases demand for cars to move grain.
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:21 AM CDT Reports railroads submitted to the Surface Transportation Board appear to bolster claims by elevators that the railroads are giving priority to oil shipments over grains. Meanwhile, rail backlogs seem to get a little bigger each week in the upper Midwest as harvest continues.