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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Dec 7, 2012 08:06 AM CST

President Obama raised the issue of the Mississippi River flows with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at a cabinet meeting Wednesday and also asked Vilsack about the drought situation overall.

Vilsack told reporters Thursday the president instructed the administration to put together a way in which rock removal could be fast-tracked by the Army Corps of Engineers. Vilsack told reporters Thursday that is the process of happening. He also has communicated with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers about the ability to continue navigation.

"Those conversations are ongoing. I think everyone is aware and sensitive to ...

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