Covid package offers ag assistance

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The new COVID-19 aid package passed by Congress and signed last week by President Donald Trump has an array of relief provisions for agriculture worth approximately $13 billion. It includes aid for sectors, such as biofuels, which missed out on assistance in previous relief measures. It also addresses other needs, such as extending rural broadband. 

According to an analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the relief package allocates the largest portion, $11.2 billion, for direct assistance to farmers. Crop farmers would receive $20 per acre payments...

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