America’s Agriculture Harvest Relies on River Transportation

America’s inland waterways move more than 60% of our nation’s harvest to export throughout the world.  Our nation’s lock and dam infrastructure helps move inputs like fertilizer that America’s farmers depend on to keep feeding the world.  Without the locks and dams, America would never be able to stay competitive with other nations in the race to provide the world with corn, soybeans, and other products.
Tell Congress to act.

We can’t keep relying on 1930s infrastructure to move ag exports – one of the few bright spots in our balance of trade – without recapitalization.  And moving it off-river isn’t an option.  70% of locks in the U.S. have outlived their design life. Tell Congress we must re-invest in this infrastructure to keep America’s farmers competitive in the global market.

 

Read USDA’s study Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture