Texas, Mississippi Ports Most Affected by Laura

The effects of Hurricane Laura on agriculture and agricultural exports will reveal themselves in coming weeks, but in the early days of recovery, analysts know that traffic at ports in Texas and Mississippi will be the most disrupted.

Ports along the Texas Gulf account for 23 percent of wheat exports, 1.5 percent of corn exports, and a half a percent of soybean exports.

The Mississippi Gulf is much more consequential for soybean and corn. The export facilities along the lower Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and the Gulf of Mexico account for 60 percent of soybean exports, 59 percent of corn exports, and 15 percent of wheat exports.

Source: Ohio Ag Net