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Barges halted by closed locks on Mississippi River

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The weather has not only been stopping the progress of our harvest, but it has also been wreaking havoc with shipping goods. The Mississippi River is having to adjust to larger amounts of water.

Flooding on the Mississippi River has forced the Army Corps of Engineers to shut some of the locks. Allen Marshall of the Corps of Engineers explains.

Marshall tells us what areas this impacts.

How long will the locks remain closed?

What options are open to those who need to move goods now?

As long as flooding on the Mississippi River can go down, the locks should open on schedule. Thankfully, with a slower harvest, there isn’t as much grain being moved down river.

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