Locks and dams matter.

Improving the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio River system has been an Illinois Corn Growers Association priority for almost 30 years. Waterways infrastructure gives Illinois farmers and other Illinois industries a competitive advantage over other states in transportation of grain and other agricultural products. However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated. The crumbling lock and dam system costs Illinois corn farmers every day in lost efficiency getting their product to global marketplaces. 

 

Improving our lock and dam system NOW is critical not only for Illinois farmers but also for all Illinois citizens, for our country, and for our world.

House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction

Lindsay Mitchell

July 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction   The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today,...

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New Lock and Dam Start Expected in FY21

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

July 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

New Lock and Dam Start Expected in FY21 This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a FY21 budget for Energy and Water Development that would include funding for one new project for...

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