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Shippers say navigation season on Mississippi River not a bad one

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Commercial navigators on the Mississippi River said it was not a bad year, all things considered. Kent Pehler is with Brennan Marine in La Crosse, which helps serve the barge industry.

He said there were fewer grain shipments in his area this year, due to spring flooding and a later-than-normal harvest.

Still, farmers exported a record 2.4 billion bushels of corn on the entire Mississippi River. That's 200-million bushels more than the old record.

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