Mississippi River Reopens for Barge Traffic

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    May.14 — The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to maritime traffic, ending a shutdown that stranded more than 1,000 barges on the key conduit for agriculture exports. Sterling Smith of Consolidated Grain and Barge talks about the impact on commodities.

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