The Biden administration launched a rural tour last week to tout $5 billion in funding aimed at boosting rural economic development, competition and sustainability. 

President Joe Biden visited a Northfield, Minnesota, farm to highlight the infrastructure and conservation funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and other cabinet members fanned out across the country to propagate similar messages.

Local food systems

In particular, Biden pointed out the administration’s efforts to stimulate more local livestock processing capacity and support other ...