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Biden Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural Communities, Nutrition Security, Climate-Smart Agriculture and More

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over the past two years, President Biden’s groundbreaking legislation has laid the foundation for a future that lifts up all Americans. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided USDA with more than $1 billion in funds to ensure underserved producers have the resources, tools, programs, and technical support they need to succeed; Passed in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build critical infrastructure, protect communities from wildfire and extreme heat, and drive climate-smart agriculture and renewable energy initiatives nationwide; Through the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), USDA fixes roads and bridges, improves water quality, brings affordable, high-speed internet access to rural areas, and makes climate-smart investments in partnership with agriculture, forestry, tribes, businesses, and communities. These historic pieces of legislation and funding opportunities offer a framework to build a profitable, sustainable, and resilient economy that benefits small, mid-sized, and large producers, alike.

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