President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

April 8, 2021

Last week, President Biden released the details behind the American Jobs Plan. The $2 trillion plan includes providing 100% broadband coverage, rebuilding roads and water systems, and encouraging the agricultural sector to lead the shift …

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USDA plans to spend $6B; $4B more to come

April 8, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an initiative called USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, saying that “after identifying gaps in previous aid,” it would spend “at least $6 billion” to reach “a broader set of …

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COVID relief package ag budget reconciliation

February 18, 2021

On February 10, the House Agriculture Committee met to consider the agricultural provisions of the budget reconciliation measure, S. Con. Res. 5. The measure is part of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package and outlines …

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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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