WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Port Authority

The Mississippi River system is both an artery and a vein. It pumps ag products out of the heartland and into the world while bringing back fertilizer and steel to keep that economic engine purring.

But there’s too much water. Flooding is forcing boats and barges to wait for the river to drop.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The Mid-America Port Commission received a financial "shot-in-the-arm" this week from the state of Illinois.

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.