Nov 17, 2021 6:30 PM

More reaction to signed Infrastructure Bill

Posted Nov 17, 2021 6:30 PM

Groups continue to react to President Biden’s signing of the recently passed Infrastructure Bill.

Brian Kuehl (KEEL), Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, says it’s a historic investment in America’s agricultural infrastructure. “For too long, we have seen our competitive advantage in infrastructure slip,” Kuehl says. “Monday’s signing marks a turning point.”

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says the signing marked a great day for agriculture. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide a much-needed boost to our rural economy and will help keep family farmers, ranchers, and our communities linked and connected with the rest of the country.”

California Democrat Jim Costa, a member of the House Ag Committee, says these critical investments will improve our quality of life and safeguard the economy. “We no longer have to live off the investments of our grandparents,” Costa tells the Hagstrom Report. United Fresh Association President Tom Stenzel says this bill will improve the fresh produce supply chain.