WEEKLY GRAIN MOVEMENT: River markets busy moving large harvests

Shippers say much of business has been corn.

Barges of corn are being loaded on the Mississippi River this week for shipment to Gulf export terminals as river shippers work to move much of this year’s large harvests. Soybeans are going south too, but shippers said much of the business was corn.

The shipments have been aided by a smooth upstream flow of empty barges that have been quickly loaded for the return trip downstream. While barge rates have eased in the past week, shippers said values should stabilize as barge supplie

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