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Ergon buys facility it was renting on Missouri River

JACKSON — A Mississippi asphalt company has bought a Missouri River terminal it had been renting in Kansas, and says it plans to expand it. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc., of Jackson, bought the Wolcott Terminal Facility in Wolcott, Kansas, from Tanco Kansas City LLC. It had leased the terminal northwest of Kansas City from 1992 until the purchase on ...

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Historically low river at Greenville likely to drop farther with Mo. River impoundment

In more normal years, Port of Greenville director Tommy Hart would have paid little attention to the Army Corps of Engineer’s slowdown of water from the Missouri River at its junction with the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. But like the year before, 2012 has not been a normal one on the Mississippi. Given today’s circumstances, Hart is ...

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River interests still seeking help for low water

ST. LOUIS — Businesses that move products on the Mississippi River continue to seek the government’s help as the river approaches historic lows. The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began reducing the outflow from an upper Missouri River reservoir to ease drought conditions in that part of the country. The move will reduce the amount of water flowing into ...

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Corps cuts flow on Missouri River, move likely to impact Mississippi River

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks. Monique Farmer of the corps office in Omaha, Neb., confirmed Friday that reduction of outflow from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota ...

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Crop insurance rates skyrocket after summer floods

Midwestern farmers who saw their land swamped by summer flooding may be socked again with steep increases in their crop insurance premiums, the expensive result of the failure to fix broken levees before the winter snow and next spring’s rains. The Missouri River rose to record levels this year after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing massive amounts ...

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