IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway recently attended the first event in President Biden’s “Investing in Rural America Event Series,” where the president delivered remarks highlighting the successes of Bidenomics through investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Rescue Plan, and the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.
“The investments the Biden administration is making in our country’s infrastructure to protect and sustain rural communities will reap benefits for generations to come,” said Galloway. “The president is setting these communities up to thrive, making the system work for small farmers, and protecting America’s agricultural economy. President Biden continues to deliver for America’s farmers, workers, and Unions.”
Biden visited Dutch Creek Farms to address farmers and community members in Northfield, Minnesota, announcing over $5 billion in new investments from his Investing in America agenda aimed at advancing economic development and sustainability to help rural communities prosper.
Since Biden took office, the U.S. Agriculture Department committed $1 billion to expand the capacities of independent meat and poultry processors and give farmers more options and fairer prices.
The rest of the events in Biden’s series will feature administration leaders as they travel across the country to farms and rural areas to highlight different aspects the investments reach: clean energy, health care for veterans, creation and access to union jobs, small businesses, and affordable housing.