President Biden Releases Plan to Spur More Crop Production

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Story by Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor

OMAHA (DTN) — President Joe Biden will visit a family farm in northeast Illinois on Wednesday to highlight a new series of actions to increase U.S. crop production, including aid to boost domestic fertilizer production and expand “precision agriculture” on farms through a cost-share program for technology.

Biden will visit a farm near Kankakee, Ill., south of Chicago to talk about the impact of the Ukraine war on food supply and rising food prices.

Responding to concerns of higher food prices, higher costs for farmers and the need to boost global food production, the White House laid out three initiatives meant to encourage farmers to plant and ideally lower input costs in the future. The moves come as the president is looking for ways to respond to inflation while there are growing global worries about lost crop production in Ukraine.

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