Negotiations will continue today between congressional leaders and the Trump administration on a $2 trillion coronavirus bill. A Senate motion to bring the bill up for a vote came up short late last night. This proposal covers a broad spectrum, including agriculture. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, secured $50 billion in funding authority to help farmers and ranchers. The money would replenish CCC funds and provide additional funding authority. The proposal also enables USDA to use CCC dollars for livestock producers.
Subscribe to RRFN
Get a weekly digest from RRFN to stay up-to-date on all the latest news in agriculture.