Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

President Duvall: Pandemic Part of Farm Economy “Perfect Storm”

News / In The News May 20, 2020

Farmers and ranchers are eligible for up to $250,000 in federal aid from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The USDA will distribute a total of $16 billion in direct payments to farmers.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss the importance of keeping America's farms afloat, calling the pandemic part of a perfect storm hitting American agriculture.

Watch the interview here.

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