Where is this going? New Orleans is the port where all (not most, all) of our grains from the mid-west are loaded and transported overseas. How is this going to effect the already struggling farm industry? Who is going to hurt most? I'm no rocket scientist, but this appears to be a major serious problem that no-one is mentioning yet; should we just close our eyes and wait for it to bite us on the ass? New Orleans is one of the busiest ports in the world and probably, world-wide, the single most important one and it is closed indifinately. I'm hearing projections of maybe two years before it returns to full operations. Friends, I'm not scared of the devil, but this is starting make me cringe.