Biden heads to Illinois ranch to promote food security before attending Chicago union meeting and mega fundraiser
- The President Visits a Family Farm in Kankakee
- He will talk about food security issues related to the war in Ukraine
- Ukrainian grain shipments have been prevented by the war
- Biden plans to inflate ‘Putin’s price hike’ again
- He speaks to electricians in Chicago and attends a major financier
- Plans to Double Funding for Domestic Fertilizer Production
- Biden’s pressure on food security comes amid infant formula shortages
President Joe Biden will hit the road again on Wednesday after storming into “ultra MAGA” Republicans for part of the week — this time heading to an Illinois ranch before heading to Chicago where he will address a large union crowd.
On Wednesday, Biden plans to go after Russian President Vladimir Putin as the cause of an inflation spike, with Americans growing increasingly frustrated with rising food and gas prices.
Biden is back outside of Washington after a trip last week to visit a Javelin factory in Alabama, another trip related to the war in Ukraine.
He plans to tout efforts to ensure adequate food supplies amid inflation Democrats see as one of the key commitments this year. Biden says it’s his “top” priority. He raised the issue of grain trapped in Ukraine as a result of the war on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden Will Promote Food Security Issues Amid An Inflation Spike
Ukraine is a top global breadbasket, with countries in Africa and around the world counting on its products. But Putin is trying to capture a “land bridge” that would cut off the Ukrainian port city of Odessa.
Biden heads domestically as a new report shows inflation slowed slightly from its 40-year high last month but still reached 8.3 percent.
His first stop is at a farm in Kankakee. According to the White House, he will visit a family farm “to discuss the impact of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on food supplies and prices at home and abroad,” as well as efforts to get farmers resources “to boost domestic food production.”
Biden’s comments are also about “Putin’s price hike” — as the White House points to the Russian invasion to explain the rise in food and energy costs, even though inflation was already rising before Putin ordered the invasion.
Biden is also holding a major fundraising campaign for the Democratic National Committee — as he uses the leverage of his office to try and avoid a GOP Congress takeover.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi meets with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House campus on May 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. The two leaders are expected to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Biden’s pressure on food security comes amid infant formula shortages
Top donors paid up to $350,000 to be a “sponsor” of the event.
Later, Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
A White House fact sheet says the government will try to double the number of countries available for double crop insurance — where farmers plant a second crop the same year. Other plans would boost technical assistance for ‘precision farming’ to reduce fertilizer use. And the government wants to double funding for domestic fertilizer production against doubling fertilizer prices, to $500 million.
Source: New feed