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USDA Investing $420 Million in Infrastructure Projects

The USDA announced it will invest $420 million in 132 infrastructure projects in 31 states. 

The funds will get used for projects like rehabilitating dams, flood prevention, and watershed restoration projects. 

The investments are funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and build on an earlier $166 billion investment earlier this year. 

“The infrastructure law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild our infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, and build new economic opportunity,” says Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. 

“Our watershed programs help communities rebuild after natural disasters and prepare for future events.” 

He also says that includes typically underserved communities. 

The administration intends to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, and it will occur in partnership with rural communities. 

The funding comes from the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program, which provides technical financial assistance for new watershed infrastructure, and the Watershed Rehabilitation Program, which upgrades existing NRCS dams.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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