A Canadian folk duo tours the Upper Mississippi River by canoe, plays only waterfront towns – in a scaled-down version of the old showboats.
Reuters with another analysis of arbitrage and oil flows on the Mississippi.
According to a Reuters analysis, low corn stocks from last year’s drought combined with a delayed harvest for this year’s expected record crop have raised corn prices to new highs, leading to a movement of corn north to ethanol plants that are outbidding southern elevators.
If early frost doesn’t interfere with the crops, the famine-to-feast switch this fall will be the biggest in 50 years, according to Reuters.
“… archaeological work suggests prehistoric trade was already bringing goods from far and wide to sites up and down the Missouri.
‘The Missouri was the I-90 of prehistoric times. They moved up and down it,’ Harnois said.”
As cities allow more recreational uses on their cleaned-up rivers, kayakers and other recreational boaters face hazards from commercial traffic.
After touring Mississippi River ports in his state, a Missouri legislator says: we need more!