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Due to the war in Ukraine, Biden sees a larger role for US farms

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

While visiting an Illinois farm, President Biden wants to emphasize how U.S. agricultural exports can reduce the burden of financial pressures worldwide due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Biden is able to tackle two distinct challenges during his visit to Illinois on Wednesday. As the first consequence of high inflation, his approval has faced challenges. When he visits, the May consumer price index will be released, which economists expect to show a decline in inflation for the first time since August.

“He’s going to talk about the support we need to continue to give to farmers to help continue to produce more and more domestically,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. “Just as we are providing weapons, we are going to work on doing what we can to support farmers to provide more wheat and other food around the world.”

More importantly, it's an opportunity to underscore America's role in providing aid to Ukraine in times of need. The trip follows Biden's recent visit to an Alabama weapons factory that showcased the anti-tank Javelin missiles that are provided to Ukraine by the United States.

11 May 2022


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