Following the Minnesota Turkey Growers annual meeting on Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson provided an update on COVID-19 assistance. “The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payment is based on how much damage was done by the coronavirus. There were a number of folks who didn’t get treated correctly for the program, in my opinion, including turkey growers,” said Peterson. More COVID-19 related assistance is being considered. Peterson said there are provisions included in the HEROES Act that would give the agriculture secretary authority to compensate producers for euthanizing animals and to repopulate their herds. Peterson said whatever comes out of the final COVID-19 deal, “the ag stuff will be there and likely enhanced by the Senate.”
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