Despite budget challenges in the state, the North Dakota Corn Growers Association is calling for an investment in roads and bridges. Executive Director Brenda Elmer cites an Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute study that identified the need for local roads and bridges. “It has really come down to a critical situation.” Township and county roads were in poor shape in the spring of 2020, influenced by wet conditions in eastern North Dakota and the never-ending corn harvest. “We would argue the interest rates are really low and with inflation, the more you put it off, the more it is going to cost.”
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