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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Nov 30, 2012 05:54 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Mississippi River May Become Impassable for Commercial Shipping

Farm and shipping organizations have written to President Obama, urging him to issue a presidential declaration of emergency for the Mississippi River. In letters this week to the president and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the groups said there could be an economic catastrophe in America's heartland as soon as mid-December if the administration does not take emergency action to ensure that water levels remain high enough to support commercial navigation.

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