WASHINGTON, D.C. – President and CEO of the Farm Credit Council, Todd Van Hoose, made the following statement on the infrastructure plan released today by Senate Democrats.
“Farm Credit appreciates the infrastructure proposal today from Senate Democrats, particularly its strong focus on rural infrastructure. Thankfully the need to support rural communities, help them attract and keep jobs and keep American agriculture as a leader in the world is a bipartisan issue.
“Through the Rebuild Rural Coalition, we have had warm receptions from Ranking Member Stabenow’s and Carper’s staff. They understand the unique challenges of rural infrastructure, and that is borne out in today’s proposal.
“We look forward to working with Congress and the White House on this vitally important opportunity to improve the quality of life for rural Americans and the communities in which they live.”
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information visit www.farmcredit.com.
The Rebuild Rural Coalition is comprised of more than 200 organizations representing U.S. agricultural producers, rural businesses, rural communities and rural families.