Farm leaders last week applauded the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package to help rebuild roads and bridges, extend broadband to underserved rural areas, improve the inland waterways and fund other key infrastructure priorities for agriculture and rural communities.

The measure, called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed the Senate on a 69 to 30 vote. It now goes to the House for consideration.

The Senate-passed bill will help pressing infrastructure issues that are facing farmers and rural communities, said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

“Farmers and ranchers depend on millions...