BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., issued a statement regarding the Aug. 10 Senate passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package.
“Illinois Farm Bureau applauds the Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package. It is a strong step in the right direction to pave the way for Illinois and U.S. farmers to be more competitive within growing global markets. These funds also create jobs for our communities across the state in helping improve infrastructure needs such as rural broadband to help bridge the digital divide.
“This bipartisan agreement includes several provisions designed to boost the resiliency of our farms and rural communities. The strength and efficiency of roads, bridges and improved water infrastructure are key pieces that Illinois farmers especially rely on to transport their crops.
“We extend our thanks to the senators who have remained committed throughout months of negotiations and days of debate to secure this investment in American infrastructure. As this bill advances to the House, Illinois Farm Bureau urges U.S. Representatives to continue the bipartisanship seen thus far and move to pass this critical piece of legislation.”
The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 378,237 and a voting membership of 77,909. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers.
— Illinois Farm Bureau
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