IFB to broadcast final Illinois River closure meeting for members

Illinois Farm Bureau next week will wrap up its series of meetings on the planned repair and closure of six locks along the Illinois River.

The final two meetings will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at GRAINCO FS Agronomy in Morris, and at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau building.

The Aug. 6 meeting also will be livestreamed beginning at 10 a.m. Visit http://bit.ly/IFBLDC86 for more information and to add the live broadcast to your calendar.

Meeting topics will focus on marketing impacts the closures are expected to have on farmers’ bottom lines. Basis, crop storage and futures markets will also be discussed.

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will provide meeting participants with an overview of the planned repairs and construction timeline. GROWMARK officials will discuss expected transportation shifts caused by the closures.

The Corps plans to close and repair six of the eight locks on the Illinois River in 2020. Most of the construction will be done between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2020.


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