New Actions to Help Farmers

New Actions to Help Farmers

Dan General

New Actions to Help Farmers

During a visit to an Illinois farm Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced some new actions to help U.S. farmers in the wake of the Russia/Ukraine war. One of those measures includes double cropping and increasing the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance.

New Actions to Help Farmers

And earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $250 million would be made available through a new grant program to support American fertilizer production. This week, President Biden announced they are doubling that investment to $500 million to help lower costs and boost availability for farmers.

Plus, he announced another measure that would cut costs for farmers by increasing technical assistance for technology-driven precision agriculture and other nutrient management tools.