Rescue package includes $10 billion for ag


Congress passed and President Joe Biden last week signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. 

The massive bill contains an estimated $10.4 billion in aid for programs designed to strengthen agriculture and the food chain. However, an amendment by Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley to aid farmers whose crops and grain bins were damaged by derecho in August wasn’t included in ...

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