Low river levels affect MO farmers differently – Voice Of Muscatine

Low river levels affect MO farmers differently

Missouri’s Agriculture Director says record low Mississippi River levels are affecting producers across the state differently.

Chris Chinn says farmers in northeastern Missouri are finding other markets for corn and soybeans at harvest.

“There’s quite a few ethanol plants, so there is competition for the corn. There’s also quite a few feed mills in the northern part of the state so they’re less dependent on the navigation of the river.”

Chinn recently traveled to the Missouri Bootheel and says the prices for commodities along the river look different than usual.

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