The Mississippi River is nearing record lows due to a major drought in the Midwest. Barge traffic has been backed up and running aground as a result, having cascading effects on the agriculture industry who cannot get their crops to export. The Mississippi is a major economic avenue, accounting for billions of dollars of trade, and the future may spell more trouble.
Here & Now's Anthony Brooks talks to the Daily Memphian's Keely Brewer, reporter with the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, about the issue and how industries are reacting.
This segment aired on October 20, 2022.