BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Aron Carlson, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the signing into law of American’s Water Infrastructure Act, including the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018:
“Illinois corn farmers rely on an environmentally-friendly and efficient river transportation system to get grain to an international marketplace. Thus, we are very happy to see that President Trump signed WRDA 2018 into law today, allowing the Army Corps of Engineers to work on locks and dams on our rivers for the coming year. Though the bill does not directly impact the Illinois or the Mississippi Rivers, it also does no harm to the industry via additional fees, tolls, and taxes; for that, we celebrate.”
Please refer to our October 11 news story for more perspective on this piece of legislation.