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Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops

posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions. Full Story

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned

posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned
On the eve of its implementation, a New York Supreme Court Judge overturned New York City’s ban on sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. The regulation was unveiled nearly a year ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approved by the New... Full Story

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi

posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi
The Mississippi River Basin is the world’s 4th largest watershed and agriculture in the basin has always been a major player in the U.S. economy. Farmers in the basin produce 92 percent of America’s agricultural exports and 78 percent of the... Full Story

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi

posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Corps Keeps Barge Traffic Moving on Mississippi
Two members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation returned to the “Land of Lincoln” this week hoping to improve navigation on the drought-stricken Mississippi River. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Bill Enyart met with officials from... Full Story

Low Water Forces Dredging on Mississippi River

posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Low Water Forces Dredging on Mississippi River
The Great Drought of 2012 has left its mark on farms across rural America. The lack of water decimated crops all over the Corn Belt, prompting producers to seek alternatives. Full Story

Black Farmers File Claims in USDA Settlement

posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - When Roy James needed money to buy equipment and dig an irrigation well for his father's Mississippi farm, he applied for a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - but was turned down.     ... Full Story

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