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Market to Market January 18, 2013 (#3821)


Data reveals the worst drought in half-a-century is intensifying in the Grain Belt. Workers go to great lengths to keep the Mississippi River – and the commerce it supports – flowing. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture barges commerce drought economy Elaine Kub Grain Belt Mississippi River river transport rivers transportation weather

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