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President Signs WRRDA Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 02:32 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- President Barack Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, known as WRRDA, in a ceremony early Tuesday.

With more than 60% of farm commodities exported through rivers and ports, agricultural groups often consider WRRDA as much a priority as the farm bill.

The bill cleared the House and Senate this spring with overwhelming support in both chambers. The bill authorizes spending $12.3 billion on 34 water resources projects across the country that have cleared technical reviews by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill also includes some key overhauls to eliminate a backlog of idle ...

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