Congress could pass the Water Resources Development Act following the elections next month during a lame-duck session. Andrew Walmsley, congressional relations director for AFBF, explained in Tuesday’s Newsline, October 18, 2016 that the bill will provide critical funding to ensure a viable inland waterways system.  

“The biggest impact of this WRDA bill is to get back on that two-year cycle of authorizing and funding important infrastructures that benefit not only agriculture, but a whole host of industries across the country,” he said.