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USDA Hasn’t Helped Small Farmers in Pandemic, Lawmakers Say

July 14, 2020 – By By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming – The USDA has ignored small diversified farms in its $16 billion coronavirus relief program despite specific instructions from Congress to help them, said two U.S. lawmakers on Monday. Wheat growers said they deserved broader coverage, including payments on this year’s crop. The USDA has disbursed $5.9 billion since payments began in early June, with $2.6 billion going to cattle producers.

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