PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2019
The Mississippi River’s record high-water season is wreaking havoc on commerce and river traffic up and down the waterway’s 2,300-plus miles
This year’s Mississippi River flooding is the longest-lasting flood there since the Great Flood of 1927, the worst flood in modern history on the lower Mississippi River.
The flood has also put enormous strains on the commercial river traffic that is the lifeblood of American industry.
There are a lot of things going on that are kicking producers in the mouth
Farmers have been devasted but the one-two punch of the tariff trade war and flooding. “It’s all one perfect storm between the tariffs and all the flooding and all the rain we’ve had that’s causing planting delays right now,” said one farmer in an interview with the Washington Post. “There are a lot of things going on that are kicking producers in the mouth.”
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