Monthly archive for February 2018

BIDS 2/28/18

 Think Safe – Work Safe – Stay Safe!   ** SRW – NOT accepting ANY from 2015**  St Louis river level: STEADY at + 19.6′, forecast to be  + 17.7‘ by Mon, and 16.0 by NEXT Wed!! (Note that at “zero” on the river gauge there IS still water in the river and the river IS still operating…..just […]

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COMMENTARY 2/28/18

Several locks taken out of service due to high water on the OH and IL Rivers and more terminals can’t load out. CORN UP 3 The Argentine crop ideas get worse and could now be under 35 MMT.   In fact, as we look into mid Mar, the drought should get worse for […]

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COMMENTARY 2/27/18

High water woes abound.  Several locks taken out of service due to high water on the OH and IL Rivers! CORN UP 2 Argentina’s crop continues to shrink.  Cordonnier lowered his est another mill to 36.  Another US sale was announced, of 130KMT to unknown.  So far, Brazil […]

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BIDS 2/27/18

 Think Safe – Work Safe – Stay Safe!   ** SRW – NOT accepting ANY from 2015**  St Louis river level: STEADY at + 19.8‘, forecast to be  + 18.2‘ by Fri, and 15.0 by NEXT Wed!! (Note that at “zero” on the river gauge there IS still water in the river and the river IS still operating…..just […]

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COMMENTARY 2/26/18

More rain over the weekend creating record high levels on the Ohio! CORN UP 2 More chatter has the Argentine corn crop in the 32 -34 MMT range.  Weather forecasts remain warm and dry while a large portion of Brazil is getting the safriha crop planted. Funds bought some 10,000 contracts today!  Export Inspections […]

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BIDS 2/26/18

 Think Safe – Work Safe – Stay Safe!   ** SRW – NOT accepting ANY from 2015**  St Louis river level: SWOLLEN!! at + 19.7‘, forecast to be  + 18.8‘ by Wed, and 18.2 by Fri!! (Note that at “zero” on the river gauge there IS still water in the river and the river IS still operating…..just […]

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COMMENTARY 2/23/18

High river levels continue to cause issues. In Peoria, the river is expected to crest on Sunday, 3.7’ below the all-time record. Two locks on the Upper IL River are closed. More rain is in the forecast!  As much as another 4” is still expected for the OH valley region!  Barge freight […]

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BIDS 2/23/18

 Think Safe- Be Safe-Stay Safe!  GOT NGMO’s?  See SPECIALTY PAGE for details! ** SRW – NOT accepting ANY from 2015**  St Louis river level: RISING RAPIDLY!! at + 13.0‘ and forecast to be  + 18.3‘ by Fri, and ….and 18.3 by Mon!! (Note that at “zero” on the river gauge there IS still water in the […]

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COMMENTARY 2/22/18

River is rising RAPIDLY! We’re headed up to 18′ by Mon!! Heavy rain on the IL and Oh river system has many river locations are unable to get barges under the spout for loading and is hampering switching efforts in the fleets.   As much as another 4” is still expected for the […]

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BIDS 2/22/18

 Be Safe!  GOT NGMO’s?  See SPECIALTY PAGE for details! ** SRW – NOT accepting ANY from 2015**  St Louis river level: RISING RAPIDLY!! at + 13.0‘ and forecast to be  + 18.3‘ by Fri, and ….and 18.3 by Mon!! (Note that at “zero” on the river gauge there IS still water in the river and […]

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