NEWS
Big Muddy Complaints Aired
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Aug 21, 2013 03:36 PM CDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (DTN) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has too many mission priorities for the Missouri River and invests too much effort trying to satisfy the demands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, farmers and others told their congressman Wednesday.

Flood control and river navigation continue to take a back seat to efforts to create habitat for the pallid sturgeon or mitigate river bank erosion.

Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, held a field hearing Wednesday to discuss priorities for managing the Missouri River. Graves noted management decisions on the ...

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