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Wednesday 11/28/12

Farm Bureau Asks Obama to Fix Low River Flows
The American Farm Bureau Federation weighed in Wednesday on the navigational challenges on the Mississippi River, urging President Obama to issue a presidential declaration that would allow more upstream water to be released from Missouri River dams.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:04PM CST 11/28/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
How about if the the governors of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, 15 U.S. Senators, and 62 U.S. House members urging prompt federal action on Mississippi River navigation start taking care of their own rock problems. Are they going to ship any funds into the Missouri River area to pay for the lose of income incurred when their isn't enough water there next summer?
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 8:48AM CST 11/29/12
Does anyone see the irony in the fact that the Farm Bureau, who only a month ago was berating the President, calling for less government spending, and saying they wanted less government interference, is now coming on their knees begging the government for money? What happened to states' rights? Let Illinois, Missouri and Iowa pay for dredging and rock blasting if that is so important to them!
Posted by Bill Kuenstler at 8:14AM CST 11/30/12
Bill: You are exactly right. It is high-time that states handle their own issues. Also, it is time for ingenuity on the part of farmers and brokers to get their grain to markets in other ways. How about rail???
Posted by tom vogel at 8:40AM CST 11/30/12
Besides, what could POTUS honestly do about river debt-he can only drink so much beer...
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:55AM CST 11/30/12
AMEN,to Mr. Kuenstler comments on states rights. Sadly,the "Land of Lincoln" doesn't have any money for dredging and rock blasting. Our state, Illinois,would rather buy farmland for an "unwanted"airport in Eastern Will County.
Posted by W Lee Deutsche at 9:59AM CST 11/30/12
Is Obama God, What we need is rain and lots of it before spring.Also maybe Farm Bureau should ask for more limits on water usage.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 3:51PM CST 11/30/12
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