MO Farm Bureau support additional interstate expansions
The president of Missouri Farm Bureau says the organization is supportive of an Interstate 44 expansion in Missouri.
Garrett Hawkins tells Brownfield farmers and ranchers are concerned about the road that connects Joplin to St. Louis.
“In the stretch around Rolla, there are concerns about bottlenecks, traffic loads and road conditions. We’ve heard a number of members complain as they haul cattle up and down the road.”
Hawkins says Missouri Farm Bureau members are also supportive of updates to Interstate 57, which connects Sikeston, Missouri to Chicago. There are federal dollars available in Missouri to spend on infrastructure improvements and he says…
“Our members want to make sure Farm Bureau is at the table for those discussions.”
Last year, the state legislature approved the expansion of Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Missouri Farm Bureau members discussed infrastructure updates in their policy session at the annual meeting.
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Author: Carah Hart