Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farm Bureau Asks Lawmakers to Send Help to Rural America

News / In The News June 11, 2020

The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking Congress to send aid to farmers in the next COVID-19 relief package. Farmers and ranchers across the country are facing devastating losses because of the pandemic.

Progressive Farmer reports the decline in commodity values alone for 2019, 2020 and 2021 add up to nearly $60 billion.

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Food and agriculture entrepreneurs can apply to the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Micheal Clements shares how the challenge can help startup businesses reach success.

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A proposal to eliminate the stepped-up basis in agriculture would have a costly impact. Chad Smith has more on how elimination would impact farmers and ranchers.

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