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  1. #21

    Default Ah yes...

    Quote Originally Posted by redraspberry View Post
    Down in Mississippi closed for dredging until further notice.

    11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed
    Just north of downtown Memphis on Friday, the dredge Hurley was cutting a 2,000-foot swath of river bottom to ensure that the channel is safe for vessels. The dredge is referred to as a dustpan, which means it uses a vacuum-like suction to suck up sand from the river bottom, said its captain, Frank Segree.
    The Hurley can dredge to a depth of 75 feet and can remove up to 5,000 cubic yards of sediment per hour. That's enough to fill about 68 backyard swimming pools in one hour.


    After the sand is removed, it is then pushed through a 1,200 foot pipeline that deposits it on the banks of the river. For safety's sake, the dredge tries to make the channel deeper than the required 9-foot mark whenever possible, Segree said.


    The 350-foot long dredge is powered by three 16-cylinder engines that generate 10,000 horsepower combined, yet the vessel was moving just .12 miles per hour as it slowly removed the sand from the channel
    And who cleans out the "lint trap"...

    Its probably just dirty laundry...but they probably get to keep the pickings or winnings.
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    Probably dredging up years of pollutants.
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    The thing is... because of the way the Crop Insurance Programs work in many counties.
    Say the corn crop is only 40 or 50% of the projected yield.
    In some countries or counties you could still harvest it for silage or Feed and leave a sample area to be tested out on for insurance to pay the difference.
    Now in the USA, most states you only get crop insurance if you plow it under or it is destroyed.
    So there isn't a 50-60% lesser yield.
    There is NO crop... NONE. and no groundcover to boot.
    Now... GMO planted fields are able to get crop insurance at a lesser rate than Organic.
    So every crappy year, more old school farmers are made less viable.

    Go over to FinViz and look at the futures.. http://finviz.com/futures_performance.ashx?v=14
    Soy is chicken, animal, egg feed.
    So now you know what the price is going to be in the grocery store.
    They can blow all the sunshine they like about 5% inflation.
    Everything made of corn is going up 45% no exceptions.
    Buy your Beef and Pork now....not next week... NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NolaM View Post
    The thing is... because of the way the Crop Insurance Programs work in many counties.
    Say the corn crop is only 40 or 50% of the projected yield.
    In some countries or counties you could still harvest it for silage or Feed and leave a sample area to be tested out on for insurance to pay the difference.
    Now in the USA, most states you only get crop insurance if you plow it under or it is destroyed.
    So there isn't a 50-60% lesser yield.
    There is NO crop... NONE. and no groundcover to boot.
    Now... GMO planted fields are able to get crop insurance at a lesser rate than Organic.
    So every crappy year, more old school farmers are made less viable.

    Go over to FinViz and look at the futures.. http://finviz.com/futures_performance.ashx?v=14
    Soy is chicken, animal, egg feed.
    So now you know what the price is going to be in the grocery store.
    They can blow all the sunshine they like about 5% inflation.
    Everything made of corn is going up 45% no exceptions.
    Buy your Beef and Pork now....not next week... NOW
    .
    Is there livestock insurance that works the same way as crop insurance?

    need a bigger garden getting expensive just to eat.

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    Lake Michigan is getting so low the Chicago River may reverse course to that of it's natural state.

    Will the Chicago River Change Course and Flow Back Into the Great Lakes?

    By JIM SALTER
    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Mississippi River level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warned Thursday that river commerce could essentially come to a halt as early as next week in an area south of St. Louis.
    Dec 27, 3:45 PM EST

    Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic
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    "The preacher man says its the end of time

    and the Mississippi River, she's a-goin dry..."

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    Another dry year it is turning out o be.

    Mississippi River shipping infrastructure is aging. Who should pay for the repairs?

    https://pantagraph.com/news/state-re...acb27b502.html

    Around 175 million tons of freight travels on the Mississippi River each year, and from the riverís headwaters to southern Illinois, a series of locks and dams guide barges through the journey.

    Traffic is only increasing, but the locks and dams have aged far past their life expectancy. Even functioning properly, they slow barges down, and shippers and commodity groups fear a worse infrastructure breakdown is on the horizon.
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    hi, ye dug up an old thread, see NOLAM, where is that gal now? i liked her franktalking.

    Gone are the days when the forum was teeming with lots of jolly members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeV View Post
    "The preacher man says its the end of time

    and the Mississippi River, she's a-goin dry..."
    I learned long ago not to predict the end.

    See how silly you look?

    And if it is the end, you wont be on this forum.
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