Monday, President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law. The plan includes $550 billion in new funding for transportation, broadband and utilities. The President said the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the better” for the American people. This includes high-speed internet connection.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said the investments “will ensure we continue to safely and efficiently transport the agricultural and food products that our nation and the world rely on.”
The bill includes important provisions from the previously proposed Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety Act. That legislation allows livestock haulers an exemption to normal trucking hours-of-service limitations if the vehicle is within 150 miles of its destination.