Mississippi River http://kcur.org en Farmers Hope For River System Improvements http://kcur.org/post/farmers-hope-river-system-improvements <p>Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress. &nbsp;</p><p>The nation’s rivers are essential for moving agricultural products to market.</p><p>“It’s our third coast, if you will,” said Jim Tarmann, field services director with the Illinois Corn Growers Association. “Over 60 percent of our grain exports move via the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. That’s how things get to our world markets.”</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:50:21 +0000 Rich Egger 57008 at http://kcur.org Farmers Hope For River System Improvements Low Mississippi River Levels Could Leave Farmers In Fertilizer Crunch http://kcur.org/post/low-mississippi-river-levels-could-leave-farmers-fertilizer-crunch <p>Southbound barges on the Mississippi River carry grain destined for world markets.</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:31:45 +0000 Jacob McCleland 29185 at http://kcur.org Low Mississippi River Levels Could Leave Farmers In Fertilizer Crunch Mississippi River Businesses Ask For Emergency Declaration http://kcur.org/post/mississippi-river-businesses-ask-emergency-declaration <p>As Mississippi River levels continue to drop, leaders from the river navigation industry sent a letter to President Obama asking for an emergency declaration.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:26:11 +0000 Jacob McCleland 28222 at http://kcur.org Mississippi River Businesses Ask For Emergency Declaration Low Water Flow Causes Freight Problems On The Mississippi River http://kcur.org/post/low-water-flow-causes-freight-problems-mississippi-river <p>The Army Corps of Engineers began shutting down flow from a South Dakota reservoir which feeds into Mississippi River, just north of St. Louis.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:37:48 +0000 Maria Carter 28097 at http://kcur.org Low Water Flow Causes Freight Problems On The Mississippi River