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Shipping Out, Part 2: Bound for New Orleans

Farmers effectively grow and market their crops, but the grain still has to be transported to its final destination. Sometimes, this is a food processing plant 89 miles away, a local ethanol plant or an export market that requires barging grain down the Mississippi River. From New Orleans, this grain is then sent across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or through the Panama Canal to China or Japan. Join us as we begin the journey down the Mighty Mississippi aboard the Show-Me State, a twin-screw barge pushing $5.4 million in grain.
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