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

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Soybeans sit in a barge on the Kaskaskia River, a tributary of the... News PhotoAftershock,Agriculture,Bad Condition,Barge,Cereal Plant,Delivering,Drought,Drying,Evansville,Farmer,Finance,Illinois,Lifestyles,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,North America,River,Sitting,Soybean,Stream - Flowing Water,The Americas,Transportation,USA,Vertical,Water,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSoybeans sit in a barge 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