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Continued: Cargill: Mississippi River locks and dams need maintenance badly

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 26, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Even if there were no barge traffic, companies like Cargill would still get their products to market. The company ships by trucks, rail and barge, but prefers that all three modes of transportation be robust in order to maintain healthy competition and keep shipping costs down.

 

Adam Belz • 612-673-4405 Twitter: @adambelz

 

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