Livestock: How Has COVID Changed the Industry? – DTN Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing “records broken” in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more […]

Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
The Small Business Administration will likely soon announce an extension for applications to the Paycheck Protection Program after both chambers of Congress voted for the SBA to push the deadline […]

USDA Rolls Out New COVID Aid – DTN Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
USDA announced the release of billions of dollars in aid to both crop and livestock producers through the suite of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid as well as assurances […]

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ for More Equitable Distribution Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market […]

Biden Administration Working Through Farm Aid Needs – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Farmers waiting to hear about aid programs from USDA likely will have to wait until April for the Biden administration to complete reviews and release funds. The Biden administration is […]

Self-Employed Farmers Can Still Benefit from PPP Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created in the CARES Act in 2020 to provide forgivable loans to small businesses, including farms. Much has been made of the provisions that […]

Aid Bill Sees Final Passage for Disadvantaged Farmers – DTN Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
 With the final passage of the American Rescue Plan, Black farmers such as Eddie Slaughter from Buena Vista, Georgia, say they will finally see some relief from long-term debts hanging […]

Biden Stimulus Package Includes Billions in Aid for Disadvantaged Farmers Mar 10, 2021

🕔Mar 10, 2021
Laura Reiley reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “A little-known element of President Biden’s massive stimulus relief package would pay billions of dollars to disadvantaged farmers — benefiting Black […]

USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent […]

Derecho Aid Gets Blown Away from House Relief Bill – DTN Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
House Democratic leaders stripped a provision from the latest aid package that would have helped farmers suffering from crop losses — including losses due to high winds or derechos — […]

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