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Shipping Industry Grapples With How to Adapt to Changing Mississippi River Flows

AFBF Staff

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The Mississippi River has reached near-historic lows for the second year in a row, which is slowing down shipping and driving up costs for everyone from barge companies to grain elevators.

In some places, last year was the lowest the Mississippi River had fallen in nearly 35 years. Much of the basin is experiencing severe-to-extreme drought conditions again this year.

These low river levels are impacting the shipping of grain at a critical time for farmers. Learn more from Progressive Farmer.