Dock Operations At Growmark Inc. Agricultural Products As The Mississippi River Continues To Be Diminished By Drought

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A barge is filled with coal as other barges move along the... News PhotoAgriculture,Barge,Business,Drought,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Illinois,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,North America,Occupation,River,The Americas,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA barge is filled with coal as other barges move along the Mississippi River at Knight Hawk Coal LLC in Chester, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The family-owned Knight Hawk employs 400 people and has another 300 contractors, including about 140 truck drivers. The company has never had layoffs since it opened in 1998, said Andrew Carter, vice president of sales and distribution. A blocked Mississippi could change that. Photographer: Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg via Getty Images