The waves of winter storms and the excess moisture in the Corn Belt are beginning to impact river systems. Nutrien Ag Solutions Principal Atmospheric Scientist Eric Snodgrass says the Ohio River Valley experienced five to eight inches of rain in the last 30 days. This is starting to impact barge traffic. “There is concern about flooding while they’re trying to get barge traffic going. It’s going to change the speed at which the barges can move and how much effort it takes them to move,” says Snodgrass. “If we don’t see a slow-down going into spring, there could be a concern in the eastern Corn Belt.”
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