New York Farm Bureau Statement on Federal Infrastructure Bill Signing
The following may be attributed to New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher:
“New York Farm Bureau has long made reinvesting in our state’s infrastructure a priority for our members, and we are grateful that the President has signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that a bi-partisan group of New York congressional members supported.
Our state’s farmers depend on safe roads, bridges, and waterways to move farm equipment and get our goods to market. We could no longer ignore the country’s ailing infrastructure that is crucial to our economy and food supply chain. The legislation invests critical funds of $110 billion in roads and bridges and $17.3 billion for ports and waterways. In addition, our rural communities often fall behind when it comes to fast and affordable broadband access, a necessary utility in today’s world. The new legislation will provide $65 billion to address these shortfalls, helping to ensure our farms, schools, businesses and more will have access to the technology they need to be successful.”