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Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2012 11:45 pm | Updated: 10:02 am, Sun Dec 2, 2012.

Stakeholders and politicians are blaming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its inflexibility in operating the Missouri River, when a change could help avoid a potential shutdown of Mississippi River navigation routes by mid-December, they say.

“It’s an economic crisis on the Mississippi that impacts the entire Midwest economy and can ripple into a huge national problem,” said Tom Waters, president of the Missouri River Levee and Drainage District Association.

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1 comment:

  • 10former posted at 5:57 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

    10former Posts: 3339

    The weather doesn't have a manual to go by; flexibility is the key. That and having some sense.
    The next best way to move grain is by rail. They move SLOW compared to regular rail traffic. Barges use very little fuel by comparison. Used to be they put rail cars on a barge. Haven't seen that in a number of years.
    Semi trucks would be the worst choice for across the US grain moving for many reasons, mainly fuel.

     

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