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Max Armstrong shares his experience traveling down the Mississippi by barge tug, and what a drought-hit river system means today.
October 10, 2022
hit river system means today.
Max Armstrong recalls a ride on a Mississippi tow boat with barges down the river. That trip as during a dry fall when water levels were low. Traveling down the river with 35 barges he shares just how shallow the river was back then. It’s a challenge facing travel down the river today as continuing drought has slowed flow. Max shares other challenges that shallow river system creates for agriculture.
Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.
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