ASTA, Rural Infrastructure Coalition Sends Priorities to Biden Administration

  • On February 9, 2021
  • American Seed Trade Association, ASTA, Biden Administration, president biden, Rebuild Rural Coalition, rural infrastructure

On January 28, ASTA, along with the other members of the Rebuild Rural Coalition sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to address the unique needs of rural infrastructure in all related legislative proposals. The Rebuild Rural Coalition includes more than 250 organizations representing U.S. agricultural producer, rural businesses, rural communities and rural families.

“American agriculture truly feeds the world and creates millions of jobs for U.S. workers,” state the Coalition. “Our nation’s ability to produce food and fiber and transport it efficiently across the globe is a critical factor in U.S. competitiveness internationally. Infrastructure that supports rural communities and links them to global markets has helped make the U.S. the unquestioned leader in agricultural production. Our deteriorating infrastructure threatens that leadership position.”

For more information, read the Coalition’s press release.