The recently passed disaster aid bill will provide relief to those impacted by natural disasters, but it will also harm agricultural retailers. That’s according to a letter sent to the USDA from the Agricultural Retailers Association. ARA CEO Daren Coppock said there are concerns regarding the negative impact of widespread prevented planting payments on the agribusiness community. Retailers could be left holding a product a farmer doesn’t use with a drop-in value or no value at all. ARA is asking the USDA to delay the prevent planting date in affected states and will be arranging more meetings with the agency moving forward.
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