Corps to target Mississippi River system
Farmers, lawmakers and transportation leaders applauded last week’s announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the agency plans to invest $829 million from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill to modernize critical portions of the Mississippi River transportation system.
The Corps announced it would target most of those funds, or $732 million, to replace Lock and Dam #25, an 83-year-old structure near Winfield, Missouri. Farm groups and Midwest lawmakers have highlighted the...
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