The Mighty Mississippi is the next river on the flood watch list as waters from flooding tributaries head south. The big river is expected to crest today or Wednesday.
Sandbags are being put up along the river in the hopes of shoring up those levees. Most of
Barge traffic is already closed on 300 miles of the most flooded parts of the river, further hampering grain trade. And the Chicago Board of Trade saw December Corn top $7.90 in Monday's trade.