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Rob Elliott Calls Funding for Lock and Dam 25 a Positive

Local Farmer and Illinois Corn Growers Association Industrial Committee Chair, Rob Elliott informs with the Infrastructure Bill, funding for Lock and Dam 25, north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, has been a positive:

“We need to be sure that that thing carries through to fruition and funding actually does happen. Then the next step and one of the things that Illinois and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) have been advocating for is a bit of a shift in the change of how funding takes place with the government kicking in as well as the barge fuel folks kicking in. There is a percentage there that may change, but really keeping these lock and dams strong continues to be a long-term priority that we keep working on.”

According to ilcorn.org, $732 million dollars has been allocated by Congress for complete design and construction of Lock and Dam 25.

**Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain**

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