Progress on Lower Mississippi River dredging helps growers

Progress on Lower Mississippi River dredging helps growers

A project on the lower Mississippi River supported by Midwestern soybean growers has made progress.

Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Coalition says the first part of of the channel has been lowered to 48 feet – with the goal of reaching 50 feet.

“Having that increased allowance for water depth to 48 feet which is now the first 150 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, it goes past New Orleans, that’s going to provide more economical transport for soybean and corn exports to the global marketplace.”

He tells Brownfield Ag News more bushels carried per vessel will mean a narrower basis for farmers.

    

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