Vilsack on Build Back Better framework
Ag Secretary Vilsack says the Biden administration’s Build Back Better framework is the largest effort in American history to combat the climate crisis, while spurring economic opportunity with agriculture leading the way.
With big investments in resources for farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners, he says the bill provides many new tools to deploy important conservation practices and essential research to inform them.
Vilsack says rural America will benefit from investments in clean and renewable energy infrastructure and production. Plus, he says the new Rural Partnership Program will provide investments and much-needed technical assistance to rural and tribal communities and rural-serving organizations to create opportunity and compete in the world.
Vilsack also says the bill’s investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-serving institutions will support underserved communities in modernizing research infrastructure.