NCGA DISAPPOINTED IN HOUSE FAILURE TO SUPPORT INLAND WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE

MAY 2016

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(Posted Thu. May 26th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment that the House of Representatives failed to pass the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations bill today and urged members to work collaboratively to find a way to pass this important legislation as quickly as possible.

 

“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,” said NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Brent Hostetler. “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.”