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Report details how to capture cost savings for locks, dams

Predictable funding could shorten construction timeline and reduce costs, according to Soy Transportation Coalition report.

With growing levels of cargo and congestion occurring on the nation’s inland waterway system, there is increasing concern that the funding levels for this system of locks and dams is insufficient to meet future freight demand. If allowed to continue, international competitiveness of U.S. soybean and grain farmers will decline, according to a new report from Texas A&M University.

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