Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
    
   
   
   
     

Agricultural News


Coronavirus Aid Package Critical for Farmers

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:30:43 CDT

Coronavirus Aid Package Critical for Farmers The coronavirus aid package negotiated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and agreed to by Senate leaders and the White House will help ensure farmers and ranchers are able to continue feeding America in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall:

“Thanks to Leader McConnell and all the senators who diligently fought for farmers and ranchers to ensure they have our backs in the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The aid to farmers in this package, including funding for the CCC and the Office of the Secretary, will allow USDA to begin crafting an appropriate relief program for agriculture.

“America’s farmers and ranchers face enormous volatility as markets and supply chains rapidly react to changes, but I’ll say again that farmers and ranchers will not let Americans down. All members of Congress must understand that farmers have almost no control over the prices of the goods we produce, so fulfilling our commitment to America requires a team effort.

“We urge swift passage and will continue working with Congress and the Administration to ensure there are sufficient resources to assist farmers, ranchers, rural communities and those in need in these very trying times.”

Background:
• COVID-19 impact on agriculture includes a rapid and unanticipated decline in commodity prices, the likely closure of ethanol plants, the dramatic decline in full-service restaurant and school meal demand, and the reduction in direct-to-consumer sales.

• The agreement reportedly includes a $14 billion increase in USDA’s borrowing authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation, consistent with a long history of the CCC being tapped to responsibly support agriculture in times of crisis, and $9.5 billion to assist specialty crop producers, direct retail farmers and livestock operators.

• Forty-eight agriculture groups joined Farm Bureau in calling on Congress to expand USDA’s borrowing authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation. Read the letter here.


   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • EPA Hosts Small Business Week 2020  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:31:37 CDT
  • EPA Hosts Small Business Week 2020  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:25:56 CDT
  • Rural Renewal Topic of Upcoming Virtual Symposium  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:56:13 CDT
  • Growth Energy Applauds Bustos Push for High-Octane, Low-Carbon Fuels   Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:49:59 CDT
  • Planting Treated Wheat Seed Good Investment Says Syngenta's Brent Besler  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:30:04 CDT
  • CattleFax Leader Predicts Higher Calf Prices In Coming Months  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:11:55 CDT
  • Two from College of Veterinary Medicine Receive OCAST Awards  Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:40:59 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.