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President Biden Announces Rural Playbook, Infrastructure Tour; To Speak at Iowa Ethanol Plant on Tuesday

The White House released its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook. It will help local, state, tribal, and territorial governments in rural areas unlock the benefits of investments in the national infrastructure. The president and other senior administration officials will also launch an infrastructure tour to directly-engage rural communities across the country. The Rural Playbook provides rural communities with information on the “what, when, where, and how to apply” for funding under the law, so no lobbying is necessary to access it. The Playbook also identifies over 100 programs funded under the law with federal cost-share flexibilities and matching requirement waivers. “Building a better America requires that these funds reach rural areas that have been left behind for way too long,” says Mitch Landrieu (LAN-drew), Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator. “We see you, and major investments are on the way.” The goal is to make sure all Americans benefit from the historic investments.

Below is our original story posted from DTN.

By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor

OMAHA (DTN) — President Joe Biden will speak Tuesday at a POET ethanol plant in western Iowa in his first trip to the state since he was elected in 2020.

Biden will travel to Des Moines, then to Menlo, Iowa, a small town about 45 minutes west of Des Moines with a POET Bioprocessing plant that has capacity for 150 million gallons of ethanol.

The White House announced the president will use the event to “discuss his administration’s actions to lower costs for working families, reduce the impact of Putin’s price hike, and Build a Better America with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments in rural communities.”

The Biden administration on Monday also released a “Rural Playbook” on the infrastructure law. The playbook details the “what, when, where, and how to apply” for funding under the infrastructure law to “unlock the benefits of the historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure” and the Iowa trip will help kickoff a “rural infrastructure tour” led by the president.

Read more of this story from our partners at DTN/Progressive Farmer here: https://www.mydtn.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/blogs/blog-post/2022/04/11/president-biden-speak-iowa-ethanol

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