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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.
CRITICAL WATERWAYS LEGISLATION PASSED THE HOUSE
House and Senate committee leaders reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation earlier this week, known as the America’s Water...More
WE ARE OLMSTED - LOCK AND DAM OPENS
Thanks to Jim Tarmann for this editorial on Olmsted’s first historic lockage. Last week on August 30, 2018, after more than 30 years in the making, we cut the ribbon for one of the largest...More