Ag transportation expert: unclear how low Mississippi River is affecting ag exports – Voice Of Muscatine



Ag transportation expert: unclear how low Mississippi River is affecting ag exports

Mississippi River levels are lower now than they were in the 2022 drought and an ag transportation expert says it’s unclear how much it has impacted U.S. ag exports.

Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Coalition says there’s been a 25% reduction in capacity per barge and fewer barges moving down the Mississippi River and “it’s clearly having an impact.”

But he says the ag export pace has been slow and that’s helped mitigate any setbacks from reduced volume moving down the Mississippi River.

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