According to Soy Transportation Coalition President Mike Steenhoek, Rural America will benefit from the investment for roads and bridges in the infrastructure bill. The investment in ports and waterways will also benefit agriculture. “When you represent the soybean industry where over half of what farmers produce will be exported, you can’t just have a local, parochial infrastructure system; it must be global.” While passage of the infrastructure bill is positive news, Steenhoek says agriculture must now work together to make sure key provisions are funded and implemented.
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