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Mississippi River

Coast Guard: Mississippi River Won’t Shut Down

A spokesman said there will be dredging operations on the river that will allow for deep enough channels, regardless of how low the water gets.

12/10/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trade Organization Says Blasting is Too Little Too Late

The Army Corps will begin blasting rock pinnacles on the river to increase water flow, and now The American Waterways Operators says that blasting won’t happen soon enough.

12/07/2012

drought

US Drought Levels Off After 2 Weeks of Worsening

A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has leveled off last week after worsening during the two previous weeks.

12/06/2012

Mississippi River, KMOX/Brad Choat

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

Months of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.

12/05/2012

Farming 1, Getty Images

Missouri Farmers Fight Rise In Hay Thefts

Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually targeting those big bundles of hay that are left out in fields prior to being harvested.

12/03/2012

Corn farmer Mike Campbell of Edwardsville shows how high it should be in August

Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois Farmers

The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.

10/16/2012

Walnuts

Missouri Walnut Crop Likely To Be Lackluster

Buyers start hulling the nuts this week, and prices are high, with buyers offering as much as $13 per hundred pounds after hulling.

10/01/2012

Illinois Drought 1, Getty Images

Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most of U.S.

The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought as of Tuesday.

09/27/2012

File photo of a cow. (credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Cows Being Fed Cookies, Gummy Worms Due To Drought

Cows are developing quite a sweet tooth thanks to an unprecedented drought that has rocked cattle ranchers in the Midwest.

09/24/2012

File photo of St. Louis Riverfront June 2, 2012 (KMOX/Tanya Sinkovits)

River Cleanup to Uncover 20 Tons of Trash

The Great Mississippi River Cleanup is a 22-city project to help preserve the river, sponsored by Living Lands and Waters.

09/14/2012

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