President Donald Trump announced on Monday an additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box program. The Department of Agriculture announced the program earlier this year, along with $3 billion in funding to help farmers and consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the program, USDA purchases food from farmers, then local distributors pack and deliver the boxes to families in need. The White House announced that the number of food boxes distributed recently reached 70 million.
Trump said, “Altogether, we’ve delivered over $3 trillion in economic assistance to the American people, and the American farmer has done very well,” adding, “I never hear any complaints from the American farmer.”
Trump made the comments at Flavor First Growers and Packers in Mills River, North Carolina and was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)