Turkey growers would like to be included in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. “We are working on being considered in the second round of CFAP that is coming down the line,” said Sarah Anderson, executive director, Minnesota Turkey. “We are also working on other issues that will help our growers and help Minnesota remain the top state for turkey production in the nation.” Anderson explained the turkey industry doesn’t have published data like the pork and beef industries for the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve been working to provide data to the USDA so they know how much financial assistance growers will need. We’ve seen some loss in production for growers and so, we want to make sure they’re covered.”
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