Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow says there is more than $16 billion included for agriculture in the COVID bill, but no direct payments for farmers and ranchers. “There’s $4 billion to repair the food supply chain and deal with infrastructure investments, to build resiliency and protections for food and farm workers,” said Stabenow. “There’s also food donations for families in need and we give the USDA the flexibility to invest in infrastructure like cold storage and new processing plants.” Stabenow addressed the National Farmers Union Convention.
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