Paving the way

Indiana is considered America’s crossroads. That means our state experiences an enormous amount of cross-continental agriculture-related transportation, and so a solid infrastructure is critical to the economic vitality of our state.

When roads and bridges are in poor condition, associated restrictions and delays due to detours cost producers, processors and end-customers money. ICMC works to ensure Indiana and the U.S. transportation system has the infrastructure and capacity necessary to keep the corn industry competitive long-term and corn markets flowing.

What’s the benefit? To help ensure Indiana’s rural roads and bridges remain viable, ICMC invests checkoff dollars in infrastructure research, as well as a new partnership with the Soy Transportation Coalition and Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program at Purdue University to offer affordable technical assistance to county highway departments for load testing of rural bridges.

Read the full study published by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute to learn more about how ICMC is investing checkoff dollars in the future of Indiana infrastructure for our corn growers.

Check out all of our research projects and learn more about how you can UpKeep, UpGrade and UpVest in Indiana’s rural infrastructure.

Transportation Resources

Agricultural Transportation Coalition (AgTC): The AgTC works to achieve Shipping Act reform to allow U.S. ag exporters to be more competitive in the international market. It monitors government and commercial activity on ocean shipping and lobbies Congress when necessary to change laws that would harm agriculture interests or to support laws that will benefit agriculture. 

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI): The WCI is a national public policy organization that advocates for a properly funded and well-maintained system of inland waterways and ports. It seeks to educate decision-makers in the states and federal government, the news media and the general public about the critical importance of our nation’s inland waterways and the need to sustain and increase their reliability now and in the future.