Army Corps of Engineers news
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its work plan for allocating funds provided in the fiscal year 2023 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill.
Today, cattle producers across the United States face turbulent times. The return of longstanding issues like “waters of the United States” and new Endangered Species Act listings are just two examples.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new waters of the U.S. rule is a giant step in the wrong direction. Instead of making federal regulations more clear, the rule reinstates confusing standards that have already caused decades of uncertainty and litigation.
The U.S. Environmental Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announced a final rule establishing a definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
Representatives from various agricultural group questioned the timing of the “waters of the U.S.” final rule and the lack of certainty.
Many Illinois farmers, including myself, are eagerly waiting to see how this year’s crop turns out. That’s the name of the game when it comes to farming: You make the best management decisions you can, learn from previous harvests and look to improve next year’s results.
Harvest of corn and soybeans in the U.S. Midwest is at full throttle, but whether — and how — those crops will make it to export markets has become a real concern for U.S. inland waterway authorities and shippers.
The new farm bill, conservation programs and regulations are among the areas the Illinois Farm Bureau has focused on in working on behalf of Prairie State farmers.
It’s been a historic year for the Illinois Corn Growers Association as it celebrated its 50th anniversary this past summer, and the organization continues advocating on behalf of farmers.
Questions relating to several high-priority legislative issues were posed to U.S. senatorial candidates at a recent candidate forum. The Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable forum featured incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Republican challenger Kathy Salvi.
Millions of Americans in the western United States continue to struggle with the effects of persistent drought.
For more than 40 years my father farmed within a mile of where the Kaskaskia River met the Mississippi deep in southern Illinois. That meant he had two, lifetime partners: the river and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
No one knows the benefits of clean water better than our nation’s farmers and ranchers. The food, fiber and fuel we produce to support the needs of all Americans requires clean water.
A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration’s infrastructure package, officials said.
Funding to complete design and construction for Lock 25 near Winfield on the Mississippi River is included in the Army Corps of Engineers budget presented to Congress on Jan. 19 to allocate the funding named in the infrastructure package passed on Nov. 5. Total allocated funds for Lock 25 are $732 million.