NEWS
Illinois River to Crest Thursday
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 04:55 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Coast Guard has established safety zones along large sections of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, essentially closing them to commercial traffic due to high water.

More than 100 barges broke free of their moorings near St. Louis on Saturday. Most of the barges were corralled, but some sank and others collided with a bridge, causing authorities to close it temporarily to make sure it was still structurally sound, according to reports from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Barges have also broken loose near Vicksburg, Miss., and on the Illinois River. The Mississippi River has reopened to traffic ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
NOAA: Warm Streak Continues
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
Market Impact Weather
Market Impact Weather
California Farmers to Get More Water
Cautious El Nino Timetable
Market Impact Weather
Market Impact Weather
Market Impact Weather