Acreage Arguments
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Nov 24, 2014 01:43 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- "The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise," said Mark Twain. Mother Nature, too, has her own way and decided it was time to close the Upper Mississippi River for this shipping season until next spring.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, said on Nov. 20 that they locked the last tow of the season for the St. Paul, Minn., area because ice conditions on the Mississippi River were making it hard for vessels to navigate.

According to the USACE, "The Motor Vessel Mary ...

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