Michigan Agri-Businesses says infrastructure package supports ag needs
The head of the Michigan Agri-Business Association says the across-the-board investments laid out in the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure package in the U.S. Senate will help agriculture and rural America.
“We’re hopeful that the House will follow suit as soon as possible,”
Chuck Lippstreu tells Brownfield funding for hard infrastructure improvements will connect and improve how agriculture competes on a global scale.
“As an industry, we have to move things and we have to connect,” he says. “Those are two core pieces of what we do every day. If you can’t connect in a global marketplace, if you can’t access for example high-speed internet connection where you live or work, you can’t compete.”
For Michigan, he says the bill means more than $7 billion in roads and bridges and more than $100 million for broadband.