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Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades

posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades
Tanker cars known as DOT-111s, were involved in derailments in the U.S. and in Canada in 2013. The Lac-Megantic crash killed 47 people and destroyed 30 buildings in Quebec northwest of Maine across the U.S. border. . Full Story

Deadline Looms For Panama Canal Expansion Dispute

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The expansion project, now 72 percent complete, would double the capacity of the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal, which carries between 5 and 6 percent of world commerce. Full Story

Study: Low river costs corn farmers money

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel. Full Story

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi

posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi
The Mississippi River Basin is the world’s 4th largest watershed and agriculture in the basin has always been a major player in the U.S. economy. Farmers in the basin produce 92 percent of America’s agricultural exports and 78 percent of the... Full Story

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi

posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi
Two members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation returned to the “Land of Lincoln” this week hoping to improve navigation on the drought-stricken Mississippi River. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Bill Enyart met with officials from... Full Story

Fiscal Cliff Averted & Farm Bill Extended

posted on January 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Fiscal Cliff Averted & Farm Bill Extended
Drought conditions could close shipping on the Mississippi River as early as the first next week in January. Full Story

Shipping on Mississippi River in Jeopardy

posted on December 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Shipping on Mississippi River in Jeopardy
Drought conditions could close shipping on the Mississippi River as early as the first next week in January. Full Story

Port Dispute Boosts Agriculture Shipping Costs

posted on July 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With container ships avoiding the Port of Portland because of a labor dispute, companies that export agricultural products are confronting higher costs to get their cargo to alternate ports and ultimately to Asia. John... Full Story

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