Support for agriculture in the COVID-19 stimulus package

January 7, 2021

Following months of negotiations, Congress passed the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill with financial support for agricultural producers, enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and funding for agricultural research and food assistance programs. The …

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USDA will supply more food boxes, including eggs, egg products

January 7, 2021

The USDA announced a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, using funding provided by Congress in recent coronavirus relief legislation. As with the prior two rounds of purchases, eggs and egg …

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UEP calls for ag, food workers to be vaccine priority

December 10, 2020

UEP and other agricultural and food industry groups joined together to call on the Trump administration, the Biden transition team and the nation’s governors to prioritize food and agricultural workers in making COVID-19 vaccines available. …

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UEP files price gouging amicus brief

December 10, 2020

During its October 15 meeting, the UEP Board voted to file an amicus brief pertaining to a price-gouging lawsuit in Kentucky.  UEP Counsel Chris Ondeck led a team of members and lawyers to write a brief …

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Next Coronavirus relief package

October 8, 2020

Last week, House Democrats released a revised HEROS Act, reducing the total coronavirus relief package to $2.2 trillion. While the White House has sought to keep the price tag at $1.5 trillion and even lower …

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