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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

TID BITS

https://vimeo.com/149171809

 

The buckets on the unloader are 56 bu each.

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: TID BITS

I used to talk to that Greg Beck when he worked in Cincinnati. He got promoted and I didn't.Smiley Very Happy

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: TID BITS

RH, sorry about your misfortune.

 

Here is an excerpt from an individual I know that went to the commodity classic and then on a tour of that facility last week.

 

"They are in the expansion phase to ship more beans faster to counter act our shortened shipping season as Brazil production increases. Another barge UN-loader along with a another BIG ship loader. The big big SuperMax ships which hold 3.8 mb of beans. They had loaded one of these 3.8 mb ship, they could not get it full they simply ran out of beans.

Depends on the year NOLA ships 50-60% of all grain exports with the PNW having 40-50%

Ships could only be loaded to a draft of 42 feet because mouth of the Mississippi has become silted in. The Corp does have 5 dredges but they were on the east coast repairing beach's. I guess beaches and tourists are more important then shipping. This port could load to a draft of 70 feet IDK but thinking that's alot bean/corn not going in a ship to all 42 feet.
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*The managers closing comment was abut OUR LOCK System*********************************
*Different lock troubles caused the shut down for a total of 5 weeks since last fall**************
*Five 5 weeks of slowing OUR exports.*****************************************************
*He asked for YOUR help in contacting Washington DC for improving up-grades on the Mississippi*
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The different commodity associations spend alot of money promoting OUR exports of YOUR products.
Sure think they could be of help here in DC pushing for maintenance on the Mississippi."I

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: TID BITS

Lock system bad = typical govt. run enterprise. If they ran out of beans = not enough storage OR maybe the price needs to come up a little. They (USDA) says we have plenty. Just sayin'. As far as the dredging goes.......they will blame that on us for letting our soil erode.

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bruce MN
Advisor

Re: TID BITS

Does the sediment just rise up off of the river bottom?

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OKdon
Senior Contributor

Re: TID BITS

Thank you kindly for brig that video to our attention. Quite interesting to see.

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