WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“Rural communities and agriculture face unique and urgent infrastructure challenges that require serious and specialized investment. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring much-needed support for rural broadband and rural water systems. The bill also will strengthen agriculture transport networks by improving rural roadways and bridges, freight rail, inland waterways, and port facilities. These investments will create jobs in rural communities, make U.S. agriculture more competitive in global markets, and make our rural communities more vital places to live and work. We commend the bipartisan group of 22 Senators and President Biden for their tremendous effort to forge agreement on this critical legislation and urge the Senate and House to quickly pass the bill."
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/about.