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River shipping of grain has to be resilient

Source: Wikipedia

A wet spring in the Midwest has pushed a lot of water down our major rivers. A continued wet summer has now raised the water level on the Mississippi at New Orleans to 20-feet, the highest level in 100 years.

The first tropical storm of the year has brought major flooding to the region, and life and property are the first level of concern. Transportation of well over half the total grain exported from the United States passes through the same waterway.

A look at how this problem is backing up on farmers this year.

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