A USDA report recognizes farmers are the single largest users of freight services on the nation’s highways. In 2017, 2.9 billion tons of agricultural products worth $2.5 trillion moved on the freight network. The report says highways provide critical first and last mile transportation connections to higher capacity modes of transportation such as rail, barge and ocean vessels. The report identifies high-volume agriculture highways and stresses the economic importance of highway infrastructure in maintaining economic competitiveness.
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