Jacob McCleland http://hppr.org en My Farm Roots: Touch the ground http://hppr.org/post/my-farm-roots-touch-ground <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As a young man, Elisha Pullen never imagined he would spend his days on the farm.</p><p>Growing up near rural Bell City in southeastern Missouri’s “Bootheel” region, Pullen longed to leave the farm and get an education.</p><p>“I grew up in the day and time when we had to do a lot of chopping and stuff like that. Hard labor,” Pullen said. “I’m going to college, I’m getting my degree and I’m going to work in the air conditioning.” Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Jacob McCleland 34634 at http://hppr.org My Farm Roots: Touch the ground Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River http://hppr.org/post/army-corps-options-dwindle-along-mississippi-river Every day this month, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to deepen the Mississippi River's shipping channel in an effort to keep navigation open between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill.<p>Water levels are forecast to remain high enough through January to float loaded barges, but some say the only way to keep the river open next month will be to release water from the Missouri River.<p>On a recent afternoon, Maj. Gen. John Peabody zoomed across the Mississippi River on a survey boat near the tiny southern Illinois town of Thebes. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:54:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 11041 at http://hppr.org Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River