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Low Mississippi River water levels drive up shipping costs
The river is a critical pathway for all kinds of agricultural products, including grains and soy beans.
Farmers feeling the effects as drought slows shipping on the Mississippi
Since the river isn't as deep as it normally is, some barges have had to lighten their loads.
Despite drought, this Iowa farmer had a record harvest
April Hemmes was in the "Goldilocks spot" when it came to weather.
Low water levels in the Mississippi River are disrupting the supply chain
Austin Golding says his family's barge business was able to plan ahead, but it's still costing the company money and productivity.
Life on America's rivers
"They hate her when they're with her and they miss her when they're gone" said Melody Golding, author of a new book about America's riverboat pilots.
What its like to ship all the goods slapped with tariffs
At the intersection of trade and tariffs ... the Mississippi River has seen it all.
Midwestern farmers are tied to a Gulf dead zone
Minnesota is trying to limit runoff carried by the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Mississippi River floods could have a major impact on shipping
Record rainfall and floods have already taken lives and damaged communities.
Mississippi River basin gets D+ grade
The report cited failing infrastructure and concerns about water security.
Barge owner talks oil and taxes
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checks in with barge owner Austin Golding.