How infrastructure investment benefits US feed industry
Trump’s infrastructure proposal could significantly improve rural roads and bridges, securing efficient feed transportation into the future.
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The U.S. intermodal transportation system is crucial to the profitability and efficiency of American agriculture. From the export of animal proteins via our nearly 1,000 ports to the transport of grains to local feed mills, at some point in the production cycle, all agricultural products make their way along a rural road, railway or inland waterway.
Read the entire article about the current and future state of the U.S. transportation system
Shortly after his inauguration, 200 agricultural stakeholders submitted a letter urging President Trump to hold true to his campaign promise to rebuild America’s rural infrastructure. The unveiling of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal may be released as early as May; however, in the short term, the details of the bill and its timeline remain uncertain. How this proposal will be funded and the allocation of those funds also remain a mystery.
Specifics aside, infrastructure improvements will be rolled out over the next decade — and agribusiness must ensure that rural interests are part of the conversation. These topics are discussed:
- The feed industry’s stake within the infrastructure package
- The role of inland waterways, especially regarding grain exports
- The current state of U.S. infrastructure
- What can you do?
A proactive, educated approach to swaying infrastructure investment can help move important rural construction projects up on a state or local government's prioritization list. Read the full article to learn about what is at stake and what you can do to ensure the profitability and efficiency of American agriculture.