NCGA Testifies on Importance on Inland Waterways
USAgNet - 04/12/2019
NCGA First Vice President Kevin Ross testified before the U.S. House Transportation Committee's Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment today at a hearing titled, "The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance
Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation's Waterways Matter."
The hearing was an opportunity for NCGA to share the importance of the inland waterway system to farmers and serve as a resource for future discussions regarding water transport.
"America's corn farmers need reliable means of moving our crops to customers, whether it's to livestock feed yards, grain elevators, the ethanol plant, or ports for export. Farmers use many modes of transportation, with the inland waterway system being a vital
artery of transportation for our products, especially for farmers in the Midwest," Ross told the Subcommittee.