Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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Farmers Connecting Directly with Consumers During Pandemic

May 28, 2020 | Newsline

Consumers and farmers have a new way to connect in getting meat on dinner tables. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farmers Seek Changes to PPP

May 26, 2020 | Newsline

Lawmakers are considering changes to the Paycheck Protection Program which may help farmers and ranchers. Micheal Clements has more.
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Coronavirus Aid Coming in June

May 21, 2020 | Newsline

The Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for coronavirus-related aid to farmers next week. Micheal Clements has more.
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Pandemic Likely to Increase Farm Bankruptcies

May 19, 2020 | Newsline

Following years of depressed prices and trade concerns, the number of farm bankruptcies is rising. Micheal Clements has more.
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AFBF Welcomes Announcement of CFAP Direct Payment Details

May 19, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau welcomes the announcement by President Trump detailing how the $16 billion in direct payments to farmers from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will be distributed.
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COVID-19 Impacting Commodity Outlook

May 14, 2020 | Newsline

COVID-19 is changing the outlook for supply and demand for farm products. Micheal Clements has more.
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USDA Promotes Innovation with Updated Plant Breeding Regulation

May 14, 2020 | News Releases

The USDA announced changes to its biotechnology regulations SECURE rule. The revised rule will encourage innovation of new plant breeding techniques while safeguarding our food supply.
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USDA Approves $1.2 Billion in Food Purchases

May 12, 2020 | Newsline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the approval of $1.2 billion in contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Chad Smith has more.
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U.S. Rural Roads and Bridges Have Significant Deficiencies and High Fatality Rates

Addressing anticipated $50 billion decrease in state transportation revenues due to COVID-19 seen as vital to funding needed repairs and modernization to improve rural conditions, support economic recovery and boost safety

May 12, 2020 | News Releases

Addressing anticipated $50 billion decrease in state transportation revenues due to COVID-19 seen as vital to funding needed repairs and modernization to improve rural conditions, support economic recovery and boost safety.
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Farm Bureau Seeks Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm and Rural Challenges

$145K in Startup Funds Available; Apply by July 31

May 11, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.
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