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Parson addresses ag exports, transportation infrastructure at cattlemen’s event



Gov. Mike Parson believes the expansion of the Panama Canal could provide economic opportunity for Missouri’s agriculture sector. Parson told the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association this weekend that the expanded canal, which opened in 2016, will create an opportunity to make greater use of the Mississippi River for shipping agricultural products.

“That’s going to play a huge role of how we get our products out of this state and the opportunities we’re going to have for that,” Parson said.

Parson also addressed another transportation issue: funding for the state’s roads and bridges. He said Missouri must find alternatives for transportation infrastructure funding. Voters rejected a proposal on November’s ballot that would have increased the fuel tax in order to fund transportation needs.

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