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Trump administration invested more than $1.5B benefiting rural Alabama in 2020

While 2020 has been a uniquely challenging time for our nation, the significant investments made in rural Alabama this year by the Trump administration will have positive effects for generations to come.

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alone, the administration of President Donald J. Trump directly backed the Yellowhammer State to the tune of more than $1.5 billion over the past 12 months.

Chris Beeker III, Alabama state director for USDA Rural Development, emphasized the magnitude and widespread reach of these investments in enhancing the prosperity of rural Alabama.

“The Trump Administration and the USDA invested over $1.5 billion in Alabama’s rural communities in 2020,” Beeker confirmed.

“These investments provided much-needed support to Alabama’s rural areas,” he outlined. “The USDA responded urgently to help COVID-19 affected communities. We also worked to connect rural areas with the world via broadband internet, to help rural fire and police departments with lifesaving equipment, to bring improved and modern community facilities to rural Alabama, to help utilities provide safe water and wastewater services, and to assist businesses to provide essential services and jobs in our rural communities.”

Beeker concluded, “USDA also helped to bring the American dream to rural families across Alabama through it’s housing programs. USDA Rural Development’s assistance to rural American communities is key to our country’s success, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

USDA provided the following list of FY20 investments made in Alabama:

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn