LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
River Woes
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:20 AM CDT

The legacy of the 2012 drought can be seen beyond dried-up fields. The Mississippi River suffered tremendously from low water levels, pushing the commodity transportation system into the public spotlight. Many in the freight industry hope that a focus on the economic importance of rivers, roads and rails will lead to legislative and logistical solutions in 2013.

“You don’t like seeing these challenges surface,” Mike Steenhoek says about the near stoppage of barge traffic on the Mississippi River because of low water levels. Steenhoek is the executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition.

“We certainly want to make sure that ...

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