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A Look at Agriculture Funding Three Ways

There are three key pots of money for agriculture support: a second round of CFAP, additional relief for COVID, and the regular budget. One has been settled and two remain in limbo in Congress. Here is the run-down: First, the CFAP 2 payment schedules were released today from USDA. President Trump announced them last night in Wisconsin at a campaign rally. This comes from the $14 billion provided to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) from the original CARES Act signed into law on 27 March. Use of that funding was delayed until August.   The original CFAP payments covered price losses from 15 January - 15 April; to date $9.9 billion has been spent. Sign up for CFAP ended on 11 September. CFAP 2 will address losses through the...

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