The purpose of this report is to examine trends in the type of transportation used to move grains grown for the food and feed industry. Grains produced in the United States move to domestic and foreign markets through a well-developed transportation system. Barge, rail, and truck transportation facilitate a highly competitive market that bridges the gap between U.S. grain producers and domestic and foreign consumers.
- October 2021: Transportation of U.S. Grain Modal Share 1978-2019 Update (pdf)
- April 2019: Transportation of U.S. Grains Modal Share 1978-2016 Update (pdf)
- April 2011: Transportation of U.S. Grains: A Modal Share Analysis, 1978–2007 (pdf)
- Datasets (xls)