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 ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Farmland Outlook
Finance Outlook
Give Your Pond New Life
Clean Water, Healthy Pastures
Clean Water Goes a Long Way
Land Market
Cash Rent Calamity?
Land Market
Water Quality
Conservation Threats