"Human beings never think for themselves... For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told--and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity... We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion."
For most of 2019, inclement weather has disrupted barge traffic along the Mississippi, Ohio and Arkansas rivers. This has caused year-to-date grain barge tonnages through the locking portions of the rivers to fall below the three-year average and last year, according to USDA.
Rain, showers and possibly thundershowers through the Northern Plains Friday. Thunderstorms in the southwest and central Plains, the western and northern Midwest. Mainly dry elsewhere in the key U.S. growing areas and in Canada. » More DTN Weather Commentary