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Winter storms ignite more volatility in natural gas

By |February 8, 2022|Categories: Energy, Market Prices, Shipping, Weather|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A series of winter storms across the country brought a record-shattering blizzard for New England states and travel headaches across the Midwest with thousands [...]

Mexico’s HFCS imports down as shutdown impact lingers

By |October 27, 2021|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Shipping, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , |

In early 2020, before the pandemic upended things, Mexico seemed to be on track to import usual volumes of high fructose corn syrup, at [...]

After quiet October, barge rates rise in November

By |November 19, 2019|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Shipping|Tags: , , , |

Most-recent data from USDA show barge freight costs rose to 224 on the transportation cost index, a two-month high. Rail’s index level has remained [...]

Strong summer exports keep transportation costs high

By |September 4, 2018|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Shipping|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. has exported over 17.0 MMT of corn during June-August—with another week still to go in August reporting—which is a record for the [...]

Keep an eye on crude oil’s impact on freight costs

By |March 23, 2018|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Shipping|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may remember when freight rail costs went crazy back in 2014 due to the sharp increase in domestic U.S. crude oil production. As [...]