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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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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Shell eggs, dried egg products now eligible for CFAP payments

September 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) added shell eggs and dried egg products to the list of commodities eligible for payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). USDA had previously made liquid and frozen …

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HEALS Act versus HEROS Act

August 6, 2020

Last week, Senate Republicans released the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability, Schools Act (HEALS Act). Since then, Senator McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Secretary Mnuchin, and White House Chief of Staff Meadows have been meeting to …

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