Farm Groups Applaud CCC Agreement

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The decision by House lawmakers to include Commodity Credit Corporation funding in the continuing resolution demonstrates their support for America’s farmers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The stopgap measure provides nearly $8 billion for nutrition assistance programs, replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation and stipulate some Congressional oversight of spending through CCC. Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says, …


AFBF: Congress Must Leave Farmers and Ranchers Out of Political Fight

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Election year politics are putting ad-hoc farm safety net tools in jeopardy. The continuing resolution in the House of Representatives this week does not include a replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The $30 billion CCC fund is used, in part, to aid farmers and ranchers in times of economic emergencies. In a statement, American Farm Bureau Federation President …


How Peanuts Fare Under CFAP-2

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Last Friday it was announced that up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 could sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) starting today, Sept. 21. Tyron Spearman explains how peanuts fare under this new round of CFAP.

Focus of 2020 National Farm Safety and Health Week

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Making sure the safety and health of every agricultural producer counts is the focus of this year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week, which started Sunday, Sept. 20. Rod Bain has more details about the campaign designed to acknowledge, celebrate and uplift America’s farmers and ranchers. National Farm Safety and Health Week for 2020 runs September 20-26.


Commissioner Fried to Florida Farmers: Apply for Second Round of USDA Support Immediately

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Tallahassee, Fla. — Following this morning’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on additional funding to support agricultural producers facing market disruptions and costs due to COVID-19, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging all eligible Florida farmers to apply as soon as applications open on Monday, September 21 with the enrollment period running through December 11, 2020.  Up to an additional $14 billion has been designated for additional support through the Coronavirus Food Assistance …


USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

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(Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020) – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run through December 11, 2020. “America’s …


Farmers, Nursery Growers Can Apply Now For State Coronavirus Assistance

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Alabama Farmers Federation By Jeff Helms MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 15 — Alabama farmers and nursery growers negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may begin applying for financial assistance through two programs administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI).  The signups are part of the $26 million Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP), which was funded with money received …


Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program Continues

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Of the CARES Act Funds, $26 million were recently awarded to assist Alabama agriculture impacted by COVID-19, and the funding for the various programs is being funneled through the Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP). Of the seven programs being funded, the application deadline for three programs is today, September 15. This includes meat processors, fruit and vegetable processors and catfish …


FDACS Launches COVID-19 Farmworker Safety Video Series as Harvest Season Begins

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Videos Follow Last Week’s Launch of Commissioner Fried’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign Tallahassee, Fla. – As the fall harvest season begins, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are launching a nine-part video series created to provide guidance on COVID-19 safety precautions for farmworkers. The videos follow the launch of Commissioner Fried’s farmworker heat illness prevention campaign last week. “Florida’s …

2021 World Ag Expo® Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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Tulare, CA – For more than 52 years, World Ag Expo® has served agriculture by bringing buyers and sellers together to innovate, collaborate, and advance agriculture. In 2021, the show will not be held live for the first time in World Ag Expo® history. “After working with the Tulare County Health Department, it has become evident that given local and …