Work continues on Mississippi River despite concerns over delays in moving grain

The Army Corps of Engineers says maintenance work will continue on the Mississippi River despite concerns from ag groups that travel restrictions will impede the transport of grains and other commodities to export destinations and end-users.

The Corps on Friday began the process of laying mats to protect the banks of the river between mile markers 632-625 near Memphis, maintenance work stemming from impacts of flooding three years ago.

Though the Corps said the work can only be done during times of low-water levels, usually between August and December, ag groups Friday said the work commenced with little warning to shippers.

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