How the Biden Administration is working to improve water quality, roads, and trails for rural America

The Biden Administration is working to improve water quality, roads, trails and fish habitats nationwide.

President Biden announced more than $65 million to help the USDA’s Forest Service do this. The investments will support projects that serve rural communities by creating jobs and improving access to national forests and grasslands.

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, says, “The investments we’re making here ensure communities have clean drinking water and they improve fish habitats that rural areas rely on for subsistence and strong recreation economies.”

This funding is coming from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


The USDA and EPA are partnering to improve wastewater management

Improving rural roadways means saving farming operations

Alaska to acquire habitat along Kasilof River via US grant

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says we are heading into spring rather quickly and ahead of schedule, which could have negative implications for small grains and blooming fruit crops.
U.S. pork exports could outpace both chicken and beef shipments in the coming decade.
A new survey shows the national economic impact of the equine industry last year, adding an additional $55 billion to the U.S. economy in 2023 than in 2022.
Iowa lawmakers are asking the U.S. Education Dept. for clarity on a new FAFSA question asking students to list family farm assets, which could reduce their grant.
Texas A&M‘s Ag & Food Policy Chief, Dr. Joe Outlaw, predicts lawmakers may not draft a new Farm Bill until 2025, missing the first deadline by nearly two years.
According to Tom Perez, Senior Advisor to the President, more Americans are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program than those receiving SNAP benefits.