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Stories Tagged "Mississippi River"

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Officials: Ice in Mississippi River delays traffic

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Barge operators say persistent ice in the Mississippi River is delaying traffic along the water by about a month. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

EPA Says US Falls Short In Shrinking Dead Zone

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials say states in the river's watershed need to accelerate efforts to cut pollution from farm field runoff and discharges from sewage treatment plants. Full Story

Study: Low river costs corn farmers money

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel. Full Story

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)

posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)
Full Program: Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis... Full Story

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought

posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas. High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas.... Full Story

Floodwaters Rising after Storms Deluge Heartland

posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path - or rescue those already under water - after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to... Full Story

U.S. Waterways Under Duress

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

U.S. Waterways Under Duress
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the rivers and streams in the United States are in poor biological health and are not able to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. Full Story

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)

posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)
Full Program: 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. Full Story

Market to Market (January 11, 2013)

posted on January 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Market to Market (January 11, 2013)
Full Program: Workers detonate explosives hoping to improve navigation on the Mississippi River. The FDA proposes the most sweeping reforms to food safety rules in more than 70 years. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on global supply and... Full Story

Fiscal Cliff Averted & Farm Bill Extended

posted on January 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Fiscal Cliff Averted & Farm Bill Extended
Drought conditions could close shipping on the Mississippi River as early as the first next week in January. Full Story

Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Federal officials say they're confident that they'll be able to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic and avoid a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent. Full Story

Market to Market (December 28, 2012)

posted on December 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Market to Market (December 28, 2012)
Full Program: Low water levels threaten barge traffic on the Mississippi River. From Washington to the Heartland, 2012 will be remembered as much for what didn't happen as for what did. We’ll reflect on 2012 and examine its impact on the markets with Sue Martin. Full Story

Shipping on Mississippi River in Jeopardy

posted on December 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Shipping on Mississippi River in Jeopardy
Drought conditions could close shipping on the Mississippi River as early as the first next week in January. Full Story

Market to Market (November 23, 2012)

posted on November 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (November 23, 2012)
Full Program: High commodity prices and uncertain tax policy lead to booming farmland sales. An uninvited guest wreaks havoc on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. . Full Story
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