Farm Bureau President Says Ag Needs To Be A Part Of Another COVID Aid Package
The American Farm Bureau Federation calls on Congress to provide more aid to farmers and rural communities.
As we have previously reported, the AFBF wants $68 billion dollars to replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation, expand eligibility under the Paycheck Protection Program, and more funding for rural community healthcare centers. AFBF president Zippy Duvall says that CFAP helps but more aid is needed.
According to Duvall, “The first round was desperately needed by farmers. It covered the losses up to mid-April and that does not address everything that’s happening to our farmers, because the pandemic, the shockwave of it, continues to hit agriculture. So, we definitely need to be part of another package. Farmers have witnessed some of their markets shrinking in just a short period of time and even in some cases, disappeared.”