Farmers Need More Time to Access Aid
August 7, 2020 |
The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking the USDA to extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). AFBF, along with 27 other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the deadline be pushed beyond August 28, 2020.
Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic
August 4, 2020 |
Farm bankruptcies increased 8% over a 12-month period, with 580 filings from June 2019 to June 2020. A six-month comparison, however, shows the number of new Chapter 12 filings slowing. Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Farm Bureau Foundation Makes Ag Education More Accessible
July 22, 2020 |
New resources and $17,000 in grants from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture provide educators and parents with tools that can be adapted to traditional, virtual and home classrooms to help students this fall continue to learn about how their food is grown.
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