Investments needed now for rural infrastructure

House Agriculture Committee hearing focuses on shortfalls in waterways, agricultural research and rural broadband needs.

Rural America produces commodities, but if those products can’t get to market, urban manufacturing centers and rural communities alike face challenges producing the very “made in America” products that create jobs and grow the U.S. economy, House Agriculture Committee chairman Michael Conaway (R., Texas) said in a hearing Wednesday morning.

Six witnesses representing the Rebuild Rural Coalition testified during the hearing -- which focused on the state of rural infra

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