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Efforts to keep barge traffic flowing on drought-affected Mississippi River

Dec 4, 2012
Every year roughly $180 billion worth of freight makes its way up and down the Mississippi River. An epic shortage of water on the nation's major inland waterways is expected to put upward pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought

Drought not over for those on the Mississippi River

Nov 30, 2012
The Mississippi River hovers at record lows as a result of the drought in the Midwest. It could soon mean big problems for the shipping industry on the river.
Posted In: drought, Mississippi River

Peanut farms avoid the drought, and flourish

Oct 26, 2012
Peanut farmers in the South are reaping a bumper crop. That’s bringing down wholesale prices and likely will benefit consumers, at some point.
Posted In: drought, peanut, peanut butter

Drought severely diminished U.S. crop supply

Oct 10, 2012
After this summer's drought, nobody expected good news from this morning's USDA crop report.
Posted In: drought, USDA, food costs

Midwest rancher recovers from drought

Oct 4, 2012
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
Posted In: drought, Economy, livestock, commodity

Paying for beauty in a drought

Sep 14, 2012
It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Posted In: gardening, water, drought

Where food prices are heading

Sep 6, 2012
Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.
Posted In: Food, food prices, climate change, drought

Isaac brings rain to Missouri cattle ranchers

Aug 31, 2012
Missouri cattle rancher Ken Lenox is happy for several inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
Posted In: cattle, drought, Hurricane Isaac, missouri

With historic drought, farm profits soar

Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Posted In: drought, midwest, farming

In Midwest, Isaac brings much-needed rain

Aug 29, 2012
The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Posted In: drought, hurricane, Isaac

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