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dc.contributor.authorFood and Agricultural Policy Research Instituteeng
dc.date.issued2004-06eng
dc.description.abstractThe upper Mississippi River is a 663-mile segment extending from Minneapolis, Minnesota to near St. Louis, Missouri: this waterway forms borders for Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. The 349-mile Illinois waterway extends from Chicago, Illinois to the confluence of the Illinois and upper Mississippi Rivers near St. Louis, Missouri. Both transport arteries originate important quantities of corn, soybeans and wheat that are transported via the middle and lower Mississippi River to export elevators in the lower Mississippi River port area (3). Past studies indicated over 90 percent of the export-destined corn and soybeans originating in states that border the upper Mississippi and Illinois waterways is destined for lower Mississippi River ports (1, 4). In addition, it is estimated that over half of the U.S.'s corn exports and over a third of the soybean exports originate in states bordering the upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and move via these transport arteries to lower Mississippi River ports (1, 4).eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3119eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFood and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri-Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionFood and Agricultural Policy Research Institute publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Instituteeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFAPRI-UMC Report ; #03-04eng
dc.subjectFood and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)eng
dc.subject.disciplineFood and agricultural policyeng
dc.subject.lcshInland water transportation -- Mississippi Rivereng
dc.subject.lcshShipping -- Economic aspects -- Mississippi Rivereng
dc.titleUpper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers: Value and Importance of these Transport Arteries for U.S. Agricultureeng
dc.typeTechnical Reporteng


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