Under President Obama, American farmers are seeing record-high farm income, record-high agricultural exports, and millions of acres enrolled in conservation programs.
President Obama is investing in the small businesses that are the backbone of our small town economies. He cut taxes for small businesses 18 times and has called on Congress to prevent income taxes from increasing for 97 percent of small business and farms. Last year, American exports of food and other agriculture products reached a record high of $137 billion, supporting over 1.1 million jobs.
41 percent of veterans enrolled in VA care live in rural areas. President Obama is fighting to ensure we’re serving rural veterans as they served us by expanding rural VA health care access, signing tax breaks for businesses that hire unemployed veterans and wounded warriors when they return home, and expanding educational benefits for vets to cover training and apprenticeship programs.
President Obama is working aggressively to grow the clean energy economy that is supporting jobs in rural American, and he’s investing in ways to help lower energy costs. Under President Obama, U.S. biofuel production is at its highest level in history and thousands of farmers, ranchers and rural businesses are working with USDA to help save energy and improve their bottom lines.