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Sen. Blunt Details Agricultural and Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt detailed some of the agricultural and infrastructure funding within the 2022 Fiscal Year Appropriations.

The package will include $3.5 billion in agricultural research through the Agriculture Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Agriculture and food research will receive $455 million. $1.5 million will be allocated to Livestock Genetic Research. The Farm Service Agency programs will receive $1.2 billion. There has been $904 million allotted for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs. $10 million of that funding will be used for the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project.

Rural Broadband will receive $486 million for a ReConnect Pilot Program that will target broadband service for areas that now lack broadband access. $1.45 billion has been designated for water and electric infrastructure.

$100,000 is included for a Lower Missouri River Flood Risk and Resiliency Study for Holt County. A total of $8 million has been allotted to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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