Mon Jun 29, 2015 01:06 PM CDT Tropical Storm Bill dumped 4 or more inches of rain in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. More rains following that storm have added to flooding problems in those states.
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:43 AM CDT As Tropical Storm Bill came up from the Texas coast last weekend and became a tropical depression, it moved through waterlogged states, adding more water to the already high rivers.
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:02 AM CDT CME Group is rolling out a new futures order type for agriculture products next Monday to help smooth the transition to electronic-only trade, and experts believe the new trade at settlement (TAS) order type has beneficial aspects for the grain industry.
Tue Jun 2, 2015 10:41 AM CDT More than 25% of the respondents to a recent DTN 360 Poll said they're willing to roll the dice and see if holding 2014-15 corn into the new-crop marketing year will fetch a better price.
Mon Jun 1, 2015 11:49 AM CDT An agreement has been reached in the labor dispute at West Coast ports, but issues surrounding truck inspections remain and market fallout from the months of transport problems lingers.
Fri May 29, 2015 10:54 AM CDT USDA's latest forecast for agricultural exports in fiscal 2015 shows a $12 billion year-over-year decline to $140.5 billion, which is the third highest on record but the lowest estimate since 2012.
Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 PM CDT The U.S. trucking industry is short of drivers, and the problem is likely to get significantly worse over the next decade, according to a recent University of Tennessee report.
Mon May 11, 2015 10:56 AM CDT Debate over how transparent railroad companies should be about their service performance continues as the Surface Transportation Board weighs whether to make weekly reports by Class I carriers a permanent requirement.
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:38 AM CDT As of mid-April, high water conditions on the Ohio River and Lower Mississippi River (LMR) continue to affect navigation conditions, reducing tow sizes and delaying transit times.
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:57 AM CDT The Port of Portland lost a second major container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd, at the end of March. The first was Hanjin Shipping Co., which accounted for 78% of the port's business. The news is not good for shippers who relied on the Port of Portland to ship, among other things, agriculture products.
Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:58 AM CDT A shortage of qualified truck drivers and more government regulations will affect grain movement on the road. Truck owner-operators will be affected, but farmers will suffer as well due to higher freight costs, which will hurt their bottom line.