AG POLICY NEWS
Shippers Vent About Congress
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jul 31, 2013 07:14 AM CDT

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Rick Calhoun invited an audience of farmers, shippers, grain merchants and government workers to join him for the grand opening of Lock 25 on the upper Mississippi River when it's complete.

The caveat: that's expected to happen in 2064. He'll be 110 and can't make promises about his mental or physical state.

"That's just not realistic," he told attendees at the Agricultural Transportation Summit about the projected timeline for completing high priority lock and dam upgrades. "That's really not something you can put up on a board and say, 'This is a good idea.' We have to ...

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