Farm Bureau Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation - August 6, 2021
The American Farm Bureau August 6 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators expressing support for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The following statement may be attributed to AFBF President Zippy Duvall: “Modernizing America’s transportation infrastructure continues to be a priority for our members, which is why we are supporting this bipartisan legislation. The investments in our nation’s roads, bridges, ports and inland waterways are not just necessary, they are long overdue. This legislation also provides critical investments that will expand broadband internet access and repair and upgrade aging western water infrastructure that is, in many cases, 50 to 100 years old and not adequate to meet today’s needs. “Our nation’s infrastructure gives America’s farmers and ranchers a competitive advantage and helps us move products from fields to consumers around the world. These investments will ensure we continue to safely and efficiently transport the agricultural and food products that our nation and the world rely on. “It is welcome news that senators did not place the burden of these investments on America’s farmers and ranchers through increased tax rates or by eliminating stepped-up basis. We thank the senators who have spent months negotiating the deal and encourage the Senate to pass this investment in America’s future. “Our leaders govern best when important and complex policy conversations are thoughtfully debated to find bipartisan common ground solutions.” View the letter sent to senators here.