Agriculture, shipping industries prepare for uncertainty on Mississippi River in the future

More disruptions said likely in shipping on Mississippi

Jay Townsend, Chief Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, talks with members of the Little Rock Engineer Club as he leads a tour through the Murray Lock and Dam in Little Rock on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023...(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)

Two consecutive years of drought have disrupted shipping on the Mississippi River during the harvest season, and experts are warning farmers and barge operators that they may need to prepare for more uncertainty in the future.