NCGA Disappointed in Failure to Support Waterways

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Government, NCGA, transportation

NCGA-Logo-3Last week the House of Representatives failed to pass the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations bills and the National Corn Growers Association is not pleased.  They, along with 19 other agriculture groups, sent a letter to the House Appropriates Committee earlier this spring to express the need to support revitalization of the deteriorating inland waterways infrastructure.

“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.”

They are now urging committee members to work together and find a way to pass the legislation in a timely manner.