A new “skinny” COVID package would include $20 billion for ag

The Senate’s latest attempt at a skinny coronavirus aid package will reportedly include $20 billion dollars for agriculture.

According to the Hagstrom Report, a vote could happen sometime this week, but Senate Republicans and House Democrats must come to an agreement on key pillars before it can become law.

Currently, the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools, and Small Businesses Act includes working to include aid for depopulated animals and poultry producers under contract for another entity.

The language includes processors of crops but does not specifically call out the biofuel industry.