Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture


Farm Bureau Urges Farmers to Be Safe Around Farm Railway Crossings

September 22, 2020 | Newsline

This week is Rail Safety week and the American Farm Bureau Federation is promoting safety tips for farmers and ranchers around railroad crossings.
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CFAP2 Provides $14 Billion in Coronavirus Aid for Farmers

September 21, 2020 | Newsline

The recently announced second round of coronavirus relief provides an additional $14 billion for farmers and ranchers.
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AFBF Calls on Congress to Support Wildfire Legislation

September 17, 2020 | Newsline

American Farm Bureau Federation is urging lawmakers to support legislation to address wildfires. Micheal Clements shares how the bill seeks to reduce the impact of wildfires in the future.
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Farm Bureau Asking Congress to Ensure USDA has Tools to Help Farmers

September 15, 2020 | Newsline

Farm groups are asking Congress to ensure the USDA has the tools to help farmers. Chad Smith tells us they’re requesting a replenishment to the Commodity Credit Corporation.
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AFBF Launches Election Toolkit for Voters

September 10, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is helping voters navigate the challenges of making sure their voice is heard in the 2020 election. Micheal Clements tells us about a new online toolkit to help farmers and ranchers.
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Farm-to-Retail Price Spread Widens

September 8, 2020 | Newsline

The COVID-19 pandemic created a record gap between what consumers pay for beef and pork and the money received by farmers. Micheal Clements tells us how large the disparity is.
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Increased China Sales Still Not on Pace

September 3, 2020 | Newsline

New trade data shows China buying more U.S. commodities. However, Micheal Clements tells us those sales aren’t on pace with trade commitments.
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Conservation Compliance Final Rule Falls Short

September 1, 2020 | Newsline

A new NRCS conservation compliance rule falls short of farmers needs, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements tells us how the rule doesn’t address what Farm Bureau calls unfair treatment of farmers.
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Iowa Farmers Looking Towards Recovery from Derecho

August 27, 2020 | Newsline

Farmers in central Iowa are cleaning up and preparing for an uncertain harvest following the derecho storm earlier this month. Micheal Clements tells us how much work is ahead for the region.
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It’s Okay to Open Up About Farm Stress

August 25, 2020 | Newsline

Farm groups are working to break the stigma behind farm stress and seeking help. Micheal Clements tells us its important that farmers don’t carry the burden alone.
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