Day 47 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

She supports rural communities and farmers.

She’s the only presidential candidate to develop a plan addressing the issues specific to rural communities, which represent 15% of the US population. Her plan includes:

  • Increasing available capital for rural businesses – not just agriculture – by increasing the number of RBICs (Rural Business Investment Companies).
  • Improving healthcare for rural Americans – both access and quality.
  • Fully funding the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), to assist those who conserve and improve natural resources on their farms and ranches, with a special set-aside for minorities and veterans. In the past decade alone, wind power generation has grown 10-fold. Farmers, more than almost anyone, care about global warming, as they suffer its consequences most.
  • Building local and regional food systems to expand food hubs, farmers markets and direct sales to schools, hospitals, wholesalers, for example. This originated with her “Farm-to-Fork” initiative in NY.
  • Improving access to high-speed broadband for both small business and students.

There’s more. You can read about it below. It feels pretty darn comprehensive to me.

http://farmfutures.com/blogs-how-hillary-looks-change-rural-america-11180

Spotlight on Hillary Clinton’s Rural Platform

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2015/08/26/vibrant-rural-america/