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AFBF calls on lawmakers to help farmers during pandemic

Jul 2, 2020, 13:36 PM by AFBF

 

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to provide critical resources to farmers and rural communities impacted by COVID-19.

As additional coronavirus relief is considered, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining the need. AFBF’s list of priorities includes:

  • Extending relief funding for losses incurred after April 15, 2020.
  • Providing aid to independent and contract poultry producers and opening CRP acres for emergency haying and grazing.
  • Expanding eligibility and increasing funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
  • Expediting implementation of the Broadband DATA Act.
  • Providing housing funding to accommodate social distancing guidelines for H-2A workers.