Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

An independent reporting collaborative from the Missouri School of Journalism
with Report for America and the Society of Environmental Journalists

We are a reporting network covering the Mississippi River basin. Any news outlet can publish our stories for free.

Agriculture, water, climate change and related environmental issues are complex. We’re here to help newsrooms cover the problems and potential solutions.

Where We Work

The Mississippi River drains 42% of the continental United States. The river system powers commerce, provides drinking water to millions, and defines the region’s character.