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Construction Begins for Lock & Dam #25

Celebrations were in order at the $732 million Lock and Dam #25 expansion May 18 groundbreaking ceremony at the Winfield, MO, site. The funding for the project is part of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP), which will include construction of a new 1,200-foot lock chamber adjacent to the existing one. The lock will …

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House T&I Committee Considers Legislation Related to Supply Chain Issues

On Tuesday, May 23, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider over 15 individual pieces of legislation related to supply chain issues. Several provisions within Rep. Dusty Johnson’s (R-SD) SHIP IT Act—legislation that ASA endorsed—will be under consideration. Bills include: Specifically looking at the weight exemption pilot program, increasing weight limits remains a top …

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ASA & Crop Insurance Coalition Urge Administration, Congress to Protect Crop Insurance

ASA and more than 60 members of the Crop Insurance Coalition are urging Congress and the administration to oppose harmful cuts to the federal crop insurance program during the upcoming fiscal year 2024 budget and appropriations processes. The federal crop insurance program is administered through USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Federal crop insurance is structured so …

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12 ASA Representatives Testify at EPA RVO Hearing

ASA, along with others in the biofuels industry, weighed in this week on EPA’s draft “set” rule, which sets annual biofuel blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard, including proposed Renewable Volume Obligations for 2023, 2024, and 2025. EPA released its draft in early December, drawing surprise and concern from ASA and others. In a …

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