Missouri River Infrastructure Funding Sought To Improve Navigation

Almost three years of high water have left the Missouri River infrastructure in need of serious repairs. The damage is making it harder for ships to transport commodities down to ports located in the south for shipping overseas.

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves and Senator Roy Blunt led several of their colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, asking for additional funding for projects that will improve safety and navigation on the Lower Missouri River. Colonel William Hannan, Commander of the Corps’ Kansas City District Office, says they’re already hard at work trying to improve the situation…



Farmers, industries, and small businesses across the Midwest rely on the Missouri River to transport their goods. Hannan says the work is especially important to farmers as harvest continues…



Colonel William Hannan says the Corps is talking with stakeholders along the Missouri River to help improve the relationship between the Corps and agriculture.

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