AGRIBUSINESS: Good News On Mississippi River

On December 12, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said the Army Corps of Engineers had informed him that work clearing rock pinnacles in the 180-mile stretch between St. Louis, Missouri, and Cairo, Illinois, could begin as early as next week.

Currently the Mississippi River is up to 20 feet below normal levels between those two cities, with water in St. Louis measuring just 12 feet. The National Weather Service predicts that number to dip to 9 feet by the end of the month, and if it does without any intervention by the Army Corps of Engineers, 7 million tons of ag products valued at $2.3 billion dollars will be at risk.

Filed in: Agribusiness


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