Illinois Farm Bureau says WRRDA's Passage Is Good News
(Undated) -- The passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act or otherwise known as the WRRDA is extremely good news for farmers in Illinois and throughout the nation. The Illinois Farm Bureau says that it’s an important step in providing critical economic benefits, including benefits for the agricultural sector, as more than 60 percent of America's grain exports move through the inland waterway system. The flood protection, port improvements and upgrades to the nation's aging locks and dams that are authorized under WRRDA are long overdue. The Illinois Farm Bureau appreciates the strong, unanimous, support for waterways in the state's congressional delegation and they look forward to working with them to quickly secure the funding necessary to modernize the lock and dam system on the upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.