USDA Announces $285 Million for Rural Critical Infrastructure

The investment will lower energy costs and expand clean energy resources.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the investment of $285 million for rural critical infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make 844 total investments through the Rural Energy for America Program in the 2023 fiscal year, funding the purchase of energy-efficient technologies and installation of renewable energy systems for farmers, producers, and entrepreneurs to reduce energy costs to their businesses overall.

“People in rural America are on the front lines of climate change, and our communities deserve investments that will strengthen our Country’s resilience,” Secretary Vilsack said. “These investments underscore the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to providing funding and resources to rural people and communities across the country to help drive economic security and prosperity.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to be prudent in implementing rural infrastructure development plans.
  • For USDA officials as they support energy-efficient improvements for farmers and producers.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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