Big River News

Market Update in Preparation for Planting

As the new year gets underway and preparation for planting season begins, having a trusted partner and resource is prudent in the development and execution of a 2018 marketing program for your operation. According to Advance Trading Inc. (ATI), crop insurance is an integral part of a comprehensive production plan, but it should be incorporated […]

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New Addition to the Management Trainee Team

Over the last year, Big River Rice & Grain has pioneered a year-long management training program with the intent of identifying and developing young talent into professionals that will be invested in the future leadership of Big River. During the program, management trainees are exposed to both the operational and commercial sides of the business, […]

Young soybeans growing in field

Upcoming Grower Engagement Meetings

Big River Rice & Grain will be hosting our annual Grower Engagement meetings this year on February 20 and 21. Advance Trading will be discussing the market environment, along with BRRG commercial personnel. Question and answer sessions will also take place after the presentations. A meal will be provided at each of the meetings. Details […]

Lake Providence Operations

Two Management Trainees Join the Big River Team

Earlier this year, Big River Rice & Grain took new steps to invest in the future leadership of the company by hiring two management trainees. This program is designed to identify and capture young talent with the intent that they will be developed into professionals with long-term positions in the marketplace. Big River Vice President […]

Grain barges in a shallow river

Minimal Rainfall Impacts River Dynamics During Big River Harvest Season

During the last three weeks, the Big River Rice & Grain service area has experienced minimal rainfall forcing the dynamics on the Mississippi River to slow down. Normally, barges can travel throughout the river with a load size and speed that are both efficient and cost-effective. Due to the low water levels, barges have been […]

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Market Update October 2017

The monthly October USDA report surprised the market with a 2.1 BPA higher yield for the U.S. national average than what analysts were estimating. According to Advance Trading Inc., there is an adage in the grain trading industry that a “big crop gets bigger.” The same however, did not ring true for soybeans as the […]

Close up of soybean plants in field

Price Volatility and Harvest Preparation

Preparing for Price Volatility. Corn increases as there is still uncertainty about near-term weather patterns. According to Advance Trading Inc. (ATI), an effective risk management plan will only execute in this environment if a plan is mapped out well in advance. The company provides a recent analysis of the market and how this can create a […]

Big River Rice & Grain Welcome New Lake Providence Manager

Big River Rice and Grain welcomes Matt Muse to the team as the new Lake Providence facility manager. Muse will use his deep understanding of the industry as a former producer to serve the needs of the Lake Providence community. In 2012, Muse graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in […]

Soybean Export Warning

As many of our producers have no doubt heard or read in trade news, the country’s largest grain handlers have declared they will reject deliveries of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans due to a lack of approval from the European Union. While Monsanto has stated that it expects EU approval very soon, Big River […]

Big River Rice & Grain Hosts Community 5K Race to Donate to the JDRF

On Saturday, May 7, more than 120 runners gathered at Poverty Point State Park in Delhi, Louisina, to participate in the second annual Big River Rice & Grain 5K Race. The event, which also included a one-mile fun run, raised $5,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). “Hosting events like the 5K race that […]

Welcome to the first edition of Big River Monthly News

We envision continued growth in capacity, capabilities and reach, for both our business and our growers. Since Agspring formed Big River Rice and Grain in 2013, we’ve tackled a number of substantial infrastructure projects to upgrade the efficiency and convenience of our facilities for our growers, customers and vendors. We’re seeing results and sharing success […]




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