Over 50% of IL corn is exported out of state.
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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.
IL CORN WELCOMES NEWLY CONFIRMED ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY TO OVERSEE WATERWAYS WORK
R.D. James was confirmed On January 25, 2018, by the full Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works (ASA (CW)). His nomination had been favorably reported by both the Senate...More
U.S. SENATORS SUPPORT LOCK MODERNIZATION
Ten Senators from seven states sent a letter to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney requesting immediate attention to Mississippi & Illinois River lock modernization and ecosystem restoration in the...More