From the Financial Times

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The Waterways Council, which represents inland barge operators, and agriculture groups have demanded that Mr Obama…

Grain and petrochemicals worth billions of dollars risk being marooned far from market, barge operators and grain exporters have warned, as falling Mississippi water levels threaten to close the river to navigation…

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They also want the army engineers to speed up work to blow up rock pinnacles on the river bed near Troy, Illinois, that are the biggest single obstacle to navigation…

Privatize the Profits & Socialize the costs, perhaps?