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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.
In Support of a New Lock and Dam Start in 2021
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...More
Audio Update: Importance of the Lock and Dam System with Marty Marr
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...More
LaGrange Lock on the Illinois River Reopens; Other Newly Maintained Locks Follow
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...More