Source: National Corn Growers Association
Last week, the Inland Waterways Users Board unanimously adopted the final report that will improve the U.S. inland navigation system over the next 20 years. The National Corn Growers Association is a supporter of this project.
The report and recommendations are being sent to Congress and the Obama Administration and if adopted, will better address the needs of the entire inland waterways navigation system and provide more dollars for greatly needed infrastructure improvements.
This proposal is supported by 150 industry stakeholders, including NCGA, as a way to fund the navigation system and would be in lieu of the imposition of a lockage fee that has been unsuccessfully offered in the last two fiscal year budgets and is strongly opposed by Waterways Council, the American Waterways Operators and the National Waterways Conference, as well as many Members of Congress.