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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.

In Support of a New Lock and Dam Start in 2021

Lindsay Mitchell

October 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

In Support of a New Lock and Dam Start in 2021   This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association has reached out to each member of the Illinois Congressional delegation, asking for their...

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Audio Update: Importance of the Lock and Dam System with Marty Marr

Dan Obert

October 20th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Audio Update: Importance of the Lock and Dam System with Marty Marr   Illinois grain and livestock farmer Marty Marr explains the importance of the lock and dam system, the need for an efficient...

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LaGrange Lock on the Illinois River Reopens; Other Newly Maintained Locks Follow

Lindsay Mitchell

October 19th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

LaGrange Lock on the Illinois River Reopens; Other Newly Maintained Locks Follow The LaGrange Lock and Dam at Versailles, IL on the Illinois River reopened last week after a major maintenance...

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