MS River: What areas are commodity groups watching out for as levels decrease?

As the combines get ready to hit the fields for harvest, officials are keeping a close eye on water levels along some of the largest ag transportation corridors.

Levels along the Mississippi River are causing trouble with overall export capacity down 5 percent, and we have not yet hit the fall months.

NOAA is predicting a more active hurricane season which could bring more rain to the Cornbelt, but that also increases the risk for damage to export infrastructure.

Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Coalition says a lot will depend on what happens during September and October, which is when the water hit record low levels last year.

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