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Big crop raises big questions

Big crop raises big questions

With another big crop in the making and demand for corn and soybeans crippled by the coronavirus, farm organizations and commodity groups are pushing Congress to include agriculture in the next federal financial aid package.

The American Farm Bureau, which estimates the value of corn, soybeans, beef, pork and other commodities will fall by $50 billion through 2021 nationwide, is pushing congressional leaders to give USDA access to more federal funding to address farm losses from the pandemic. 

 

Iowa State University economists are estimating Iowa farmers will lose nearly $7 billion due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.   For more, please click here.



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