Corn+Soybean Digest [1]

Drought vs. River Transportation

The drought has had a clear effect on farmers and their crops this summer. It's also affecting river transportation, as water levels fall and barges have to be loaded lighter. Mike Steenhoek, executive director, Soy Transportation Coalition, talks about the effect of the drought on waterway transportation, and how that in turn increases the costs for farmers. Steenhoek says if there is one silver lining to the drought, it's that we need to invest in our waterway system to keep it viable.