The USDA has processed just under 20 percent of the $16 billion in direct payments currently available in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. That’s according to the latest data from the USDA Farm Service Agency. In the first three weeks of the program, livestock producers have the most payments at $1.41 billion, followed by the non-specialty crop sector at more than $758 million, the dairy sector at more than $666 million and finally, specialty crops at $53 million. In the Northern Plains, Minnesota farmers have received the most funds so far at more than $160 million, followed by South Dakota at more than $138 million and then, North Dakota at $48 million. Take a closer look at the data.
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