LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Where's WRDA?
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:18 AM CDT

SAN ANTONIO (DTN) -- Mike Toohey, CEO of the Waterways Council Inc., said in an interview late last week at Commodity Classic that he was once convinced the Water Resources Development Act would be done before the end of last year because the House and Senate bills weren't that far apart.

Toohey and the rest of the inlands waterways industry are still waiting on congressional negotiators to close the deal on WRDA. Upgrading river infrastructure is critical for agriculture given that 60% of U.S. agricultural exports move through the river system.

The Water Resources Development Act provides authorization for the ...

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