Ag groups push for Congress to approve WRRDA
The Water Resources Reforms and Development Act of 2014 will put America’s inland waterways and port infrastructure on a solid and sustainable foundation to contribute to U.S. economic growth, jobs and global competitiveness for generations to come. The American Farm Bureau Federation strongly supports passage and is tracking this important vote as part of its annual Congressional Scorecard.
Last week, multiple national, state and local organizations signed a letter urging the passing of the WRDDA, including the Agricultural Retailers Association, NCGA, Farm Bureau, American Soybean Association, American Waterways Operators, Associated General Contractors of America, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL, CIO, Cargill, CHS Inc. , The Fertilizer Institute, GROWMARK, Inc., International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers' International Union of North America, National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Wheat Growers , National Barley Growers Association , National Corn Growers Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Grain and Feed Association, National Oilseed Processors Association, National Sunflower Association, North America's Building Trades Unions, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, US Canola Association, US Chamber of Commerce, US Dry Bean Council, and the Waterways Council, Inc.
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