WEEKLY GRAIN MOVEMENT: Corn piles up as harvest winds down

Rail and barge lines running efficiently.

Corn continues to be piled on the ground as this year’s harvest winds down. In addition to big yields the piles are due to higher cash bids for deferred shipment, which will delay loading out the corn for about a month, grain dealers said on Monday.

For the crops that are being moved, railroads and barge lines are running efficiently to deliver the grain to export points and local processors. On the Mississippi River, a sharp drop in barge rates this month more than offset declines

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