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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Cornerstone 2021 agriculture outlook

November 19, 2020

After nearly a week of awaiting election results, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared President-Elect. Democrats will likely retain control of the House, although with a narrowed majority, and the Senate will await …

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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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House approves CR to avoid government shutdown

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the House voted 359-57 to approve a Continuing Resolution to extend current appropriations through December 11. The vote comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin finalized a last-minute deal …

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Senate fails to pass COVID-19 bill

September 10, 2020

The Senate voted, 52-47, on the approximately $650 billion COVID-19 relief package on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed. The Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act would have …

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