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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Farm Bureau is backing two recently introduced bills that would help more small meat and poultry plants sell their products in other states and better meet nationwide demand for beef, chicken and turkey.

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Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina.

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