Weinzierl: Several of our priorities fit in with the new administration

Rodney Weinzierl, executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, says several of their priorities fit in with the goals of the Biden administration. (Facebook/IL Corn)

 

By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – With a new administration in the White House, what does that mean for Illinois agriculture?

Rodney Weinzierl, executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, says several of their priorities fit in with the goals of the Biden administration. Weinzierl says they expect discussions this spring about a new infrastructure package, mainly because it would help the economy.

“It is a long term investment and it helps our nations competitive position and business be better long term,” Weinzierl told WJBC’s Marc Strauss. “The issue we’ve been working on is the upgrading of the river system. Upgrading the locks on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. By doing that we will use less energy.”

An upgrade to the river system would mean a lot more grain moved by the river compared to trains and trucks, according to Weinzierl.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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