COVID-19

A message from AFBF President Zippy Duvall

There is a lot beyond our control and still unknown as we face this crisis, but we can focus on and be faithful with the tasks at hand. For farmers and ranchers our calling hasn’t changed: we are committed to rising every day to grow the food we all depend on. But we can’t do that work alone. It takes all of us safely working across the supply chain from the workers harvesting crops to the grocery store employees stocking shelves. Read Full Article

COVID updates from Wyo. Dept. of Ag – April 3, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has provided information regarding Coronavirus Relief Legislation and the Livestock Markets Guidance relating to agriculture.  Click here to learn more about the relief legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program and the Livestock Markets Guidance. Read Full Article

Coronavirus Impact Ripples Across Farm Country – April 3, 2020

From dairy farmers with nowhere to send their milk and cattle ranchers reeling from plummeting beef prices, the impact of the coronavirus is rippling through farm country. Corn, cotton and soybean futures have tumbled, ethanol plants have been idled, and some fruit and vegetable farmers are finding their best option is leaving produce in the field. Read Full Article

What’s in the CARES Act for Food and Agriculture – March 26, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has roiled the U.S. economy, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. In addition to direct payments to individuals of up to $1,200, extended unemployment benefits and federal loan guarantees, the $2 trillion CARES Act provides a number of food- and agriculture-related benefits, including funding to ensure children and low-income families have continued access to nutritious, affordable food and to ensure farmers have the financial resources they need to offset the more immediate economic impacts of the virus. Today’s article reviews the food and agriculture-related provisions of the CARES Read Full Article

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