LOCKS AND DAMS UPGRADES REMAIN A PRIORITY
Illinois corn farmers need a well-maintained waterways system to continue to meet export demand, and to support new market opportunities like those that would be created with TPP. With about half the state’s corn moving down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, improving the lock and dam system is critical for agriculture. Ken Hartman, former Illinois Corn Growers Association President and farmer from Waterloo, is the chair of the National Corn Growers Association’s Market Access Action Team. He says the current system is outdated. Listen to this audio update for the entire story.