From Feast to Famine
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:07 AM CDT

As the gut slot of harvest nears, farmers who rely on hauling their grain to a river terminal could face added costs and storage issues. Low water and construction are hampering river traffic in many areas and barge loadings may continue to be compromised if these conditions don't improve.

In early July, heavy rains overburdened the Illinois River system, the center area of the Upper Mississippi River, and the Upper Mississippi River between St Louis and Cairo. Flooding conditions existed in these three problems areas for weeks, which led to slowdowns in barge traffic and some river traffic closures. At ...

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