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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The unique challenges and opportunities of farming on an island just 20 miles long and 9 miles wide prompted growers on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to establish their own county Farm Bureau – believed to be the first newly created Farm Bureau in the country in at least 10 years.

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