Nervous U.S. Farmers Make Alternate Plans as Mississippi Drys Up

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Greg Heuman moves a barge along the loading dock on the Kaskaskia... News PhotoAftershock,Agriculture,Bad Condition,Barge,Cereal Plant,Delivering,Drought,Drying,Evansville,Farmer,Finance,Horizontal,Illinois,Lifestyles,Loading,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,Motion,North America,River,Soybean,Stream - Flowing Water,The Americas,Transportation,USA,Water,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergGreg Heuman moves a barge along the loading dock on the Kaskaskia River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, at Gateway FS in Evansville, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. U.S. farmers, facing aftershocks of the worst drought in 50 years, are improvising alternative plans for corn, soybeans and other grains that won’t be moving to world markets as the Mississippi River dries up. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images