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

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Deckhand Colin Simmons works on a barge on the Mississippi River at... News PhotoAgriculture,Barge,Business,Drought,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Illinois,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,North America,Occupation,River,The Americas,USA,Weather,WorkingPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergDeckhand Colin Simmons works on a barge on 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