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Farm Bureau Lauds Much-Maligned Trump Infrastructure Plan

White House Photo
White House Photo
A Tennessee infrastructure project.

President Trump’s infrastructure plan, released this week, pays heavy attention to rural America. 

The ‘Building a Stronger America’ plan promises $250 billion for improvements to the country roads, bridges and other infrastructure matters most used by farmers and ranchers. That’s out of $1.5 Trillion overall proposed for infrastructure repairs.

Critics argue the president’s plan will ultimately dump public money into private contractor coffers. Farm-centric lobby groups, however, roundly embrace the effort.

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall lauded the attention to rural America, which he said has been “left in the dust” by past infrastructure plans

In an interview with the Texas Farm Bureau, that agency’s national legislative director, Laramie Adams said that while no projects in Texas have been identified yet, the state is in “serious need” of revamped roads and bridges in the most rural Texas communities.

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.