Farmers Likely to Benefit from Port Milwaukee Funding
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/14/2020
A $15.9 million federal grant has been awarded to Port Milwaukee from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish an Agricultural Maritime Export Facility that will strengthen Wisconsin's maritime commerce and economy.
According to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who helped secure the funds as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the investment will make critical improvements at the port--which she claims is good news for state farmers and businesses.
"Port Milwaukee moves Wisconsin's manufactured goods and agricultural products to markets across the country and to the rest of the world," Baldwin said.
The Agricultural Maritime Export Facility, located on the west side of Jones Island, will be the first on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway system specifically for the export of Dry Distillers Grain with Solubles, a byproduct of ethanol production.
Supplemental service is also envisioned for the export of soybeans, corn and grain in the future.