NCGA disappointed in House's failure to support inland waterways infrastructure

The NCGA urged members of the House to work collaboratively to find a way to advance this legislation in a quick manner. | File photo

In recent comments, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced disappointment in the House of Representative’s failure to support inland waterways infrastructure.

The House failed to advance the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. The NCGA urged members of the House to work collaboratively to find a way to advance this legislation in a quick manner.

“NCGA, along with 19 other ag groups, sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee earlier this spring supporting the revitalization of our deteriorating inland waterways infrastructure, and our association remains resolute in its support of this key legislation,” NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Brent Hostetler said. “The House bill is important for our farmers who depend on the inland waterways system to export grain and to receive farm inputs like fertilizer for crop production. America’s farmers sustainably produce food, feed and fuel for our nation, growing our economy with their growing crop. It is imperative that House members now do their part by finding a way to come together to pass this legislation.”

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