The trade war with China has influenced the flow of grain across the United States. The Pacific Northwest terminals have handled some wheat and corn exports, but not enough to replace the loss of the soybean business. Meanwhile, shipments in and out of the Great Lakes had the biggest year in more than a decade. Grain exports through the Port of Duluth-Superior increased year-over-year by 20 percent. The St. Lawrence Seaway is seeing more activity with more business going to the European Union.
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