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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program unveiled by Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, is designed to provide $19 billion to support farmers and ranchers while maintaining the integrity of the food supply chain, according to the USDA.
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Reviewing USDA Funding in the CARES Act

The $2 trillion appropriations bill known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides funding to the USDA for salaries and other expenses to cover costs for response efforts as well as reimbursement for funds previously spent in direct assistance to producers. University of Illinois economists explain how the funding will be used.
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USDA Launches Pilot Program for Prairie Pothole Producers Planting Cover Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothole region to receive payments for planting cover crops on their land for three to five years. The new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) pilot is available to producers in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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