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Farmers Hopes Illinois River Repairs Stay on Schedule

A northwest Illinois farmer says staying on schedule with the lock and dam repairs on the Illinois River is key this year.
Corn and soybean farmer David Erickson tells Brownfield while there was concern if repairs would be done in a timely manner, the closures on the Illinois River are scheduled to be lifted at the end of the month.
“It looks like that schedule is holding pretty true which will be very important as we move what I think will be a pretty good size crop this late fall and early winter.”
He says he was concerned the summer closures would impact pricing.
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