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Mississippi River Barges Facing Delays During Harvest

posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says delays of barge traffic have run about 10 hours since the Corps began closing a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from dawn to dusk to reinforce a section of river bank between Memphis, Tennessee and... 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

Barge Damages Mississippi River Lock Idling River Traffic

posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

A proposal this week asked for a permit that would allow isolated farmers the ability to drink a few pints and then return home in their car, or on their tractor, without fear of being busted. 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

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

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

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

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