Administration's "Investing in Rural America Event Series" Kicks Off

Administration's "Investing in Rural America Event Series" Kicks Off

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I’m Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.

Today President Biden travels to Minnesota to kick off his Administration’s “Investing in Rural America Event Series.” Over the course of the next two weeks, he’ll be part of a team traveling through and to rural America.

Yesterday I spoke with Senior Advisor for Public Engagement at the White House, Will McIntee, about the trek…

“President Biden, Cabinet members, and Senior Administration officials will barnstorm across the country to highlight how the President’s Investing in America agenda is ensuring that rural Americans do not have to leave their hometowns to find opportunity.”

McIntee told me the Administration’s investments, including climate smart agriculture, are bringing new revenue to farms, increased economic development in rural towns and communities and more opportunity throughout the country.

Always up for a definition, I asked for a bit more on what “climate smart ag” really meant…

“This funding will allow for additional farmers and ranchers to apply practices like cover cropping, conservation tillage, prescribed grazing, tree planting, and more to million acres of land.”

Wetland restoration and nutrient management also on his list.

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