By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing more money for programs that help new farmers and she wants to increase access to fresh food as part of a rural agenda for her Democratic presidential campaign.
Standing in front of a green John Deere tractor, Clinton introduced the plan Wednesday at an Iowa community college. She took a break from her vacation on New York's Long Island to outline the plan in the leadoff caucus state. She promised to boost economic investment in rural areas, increase agricultural production, promote clean energy and enhance access to health care and education.
"Iowans are in the future business," Clinton told about 200 people in a hall at the Des Moines Area Community College. "Just look at the way you have seized opportunities from wind energy to biofuels."