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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - June 09, 2014

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

By Rich Egger


(Duration: 4:38)

Shipping via barge is crucial for farmers near the Illinois River and across the Midwest, but many say U.S. river infrastructure is out of date.

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.  

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