Open for Business: Wisconsin farmers have new avenue of getting their commodities to export markets

Farmers in the Great Lakes region now have a new avenue to get their goods to export markets.

Following two years of construction, the Ag Maritime export facility is now up and running in Milwaukee. The first shipment has already reached its destination in Ireland, and it left carrying Wisconsin corn and distiller grains made from ethanol plants in the state.

The facility can store 30,000 tons of DDGs or 45,000 tons of soybeans. It is expected to ship up to 400,000 metric tons per year.

The facility will operate year ‘round, running barges down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers this winter.