Presidential candidates propose plans to help rural America

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Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D – N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D – Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D – Mass.) all released proposals Wednesday aimed at increasing rural broadband access and incentivizing environmentally-friendly farming.

A quick breakdown of the candidates’ rural America plans:

Gillibrand

  • Increased federal grant availability for rural communities
  • Investing in rural hospitals and health clinics
  • Insurance protections for farmers that develop and test out conservation-oriented production systems

Klobuchar

  • Expand federal programs to help small farmers in rural areas
  • Increased federal funding for rural health care and child care
  • Investing in “homegrown” and clean energy

Warren

  • Break up big agribusiness
  • Cut down on overproduction with a new supply management program
  • Incentivize farmers that fight climate change

To read Kirsten Gillibrand’s plan, click here.

To read Amy Klobuchar’s plan, click here.

To read Elizabeth Warren’s plan, click here.

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