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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A new program from the Department of Agriculture will help cover losses stemming from natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Micheal Clements tells us more about the program.

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Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that April’s consumer prices were up 8.3 percent from a year earlier. Micheal Clements shares more on the impacts of inflation and the steps to turn the tide.

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