MISSISSIPPI RIVER UPDATE
This week held a lot of activity on the Mississippi River. It opened with the US Army Corps of Engineers announcing that they would, indeed, start work on removing the rock pinnacles that pose a problem to barge transportation between Thebes and Grand Tower, IL, and the so-called “Mid-Mississippi.” Early in the week, Senator Dick Durbin held a meeting of River stakeholder to discuss the issues regarding the river. IL Corn had representation at this meeting. Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, attended, as well. Click here to hear an audio update with Simon regarding her thoughts on the issue.
Illinois Corn is maintaining and updating a page on the www.ilcorn.org website regarding the River. Access it from the ilcorn.org homepage. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Learn More” button in the River Watch area.