Mississippi River grain elevator manager summarizes effects of low water levels

Mississippi River grain elevator manager summarizes effects of low water levels

The manager of a grain cooperative on the Mississippi River says record  low water levels have created an array of logistical challenges.

“There is a real dislocation of where supplies are and where they need to get to.”

Roger Hugenberg oversees Ursa Farmers Cooperative, with locations along the river in Illinois and Missouri. He tells Brownfield they’ve had to decrease the number of loaded barges and the weight on each one, dramatically slowing the movement of grain.

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