Barges transit through the Chain or Rocks Locks near St. Louis, Mo. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Barges transit through the Chain or Rocks Locks near St. Louis, Mo.

Infrastructure woes require looking ahead

Farm Foundation forum digs into infrastructure needs specific to rural America and benefits of investments.

When it comes to infrastructure investment, the U.S. is currently living off the dividends from post-World War II and early 1950s investments. That legacy has brought tremendous wealth to the nation, but in order to continue that growth, investments need to be ahead with a forward-thinking view, a panel of stakeholders said at a Farm Foundation forum on rural infrastructure Tuesday morning.

“Far too often, we are focused on fixing the current system, such as filling potholes and

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