Southern Crop

Southern Crop

River Barge Traffic Backlogged, Market Paying Farmers to Store Grain

As farmers work to harvest what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is calling third largest corn crop ever, compounding issues on the Mississippi River are causing grain handlers to slash basis, eating into farmers’ bottom-line. U.S. Waterways Council confirmed portions of the Ohio River are currently closed to river traffic, making it difficult to move harvested grain along a major shipping vein, which dumps into the Mississippi River.

 

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