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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Oct 17, 2013 08:53 AM CDT

A lot is being made this morning about the so-called "Kentucky kickback" involving the Olmsted Lock and Dam project on the Ohio River.

A provision in the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 that the House and the Senate passed late Wednesday provides a rare earmark of $2.8 billion to complete the Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the Ohio River. The Olmsted project has been an albatross for the inland waterways industry.

The Olmsted upgrade was authorized in 1988 --- Ronald Reagan's presidency --- and started construction in 1992 at a projected cost of $775 million. The Corps of Engineers' ...

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