Parson: Significant progress with Corps on flooding

The governor of Missouri says major accomplishments have been made in the latest meeting with the Corps of Engineers over Missouri River flooding.

Governor Mike Parson, the governors of Iowa and Nebraska – along with the Lieutenant Governor of Kansas – met again with Corps officials in Council Bluffs, Iowa today who agreed to come up with short, medium and long term plans, “That we really focus on the management of the river. So I think that was one of the major accomplishments we had.” Parson says the Corps has agreed to keep the states at the table.

Parson tells Brownfield Ag News the states together made a much stronger voice about concerns for the people back home, “The Brigadier General understood that message very well, a matter of fact even made the point that ‘hey, I hear you loud and clear.’”

Parson says everything is on the table, “To make sure our farmers can get back to what they need to do and then how do we fix the damage we currently have. But right now we’ve still got lots of damage out there we need to focus on.” Parson says he’s prepared to look at some pretty aggressive steps to help with flood recovery in Missouri.

Interview with Missouri Governor Mike Parson

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