Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farm Bureau Appeals to USDA to Help Farmers

News / In The News April 6, 2020

In a six-page letter to the USDA, the American Farm Bureau Federation detailed a list of requests to the administration to use its authority under the CARES Act to rescue “all sectors of agriculture” from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even before the onset of the COVID crisis, many members were continuing to suffer economic damage from ongoing trade disputes, underscoring the need for additional MFP support. The COVID emergency has only exacerbated this situation,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall says in the letter. 

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