Ag economist says the sooner the better for ag stimulus funding

Ag economist says the sooner the better for ag stimulus funding

When it comes to the relief aid provided in the coronavirus stimulus
bill, University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says the sooner that
money gets out the better it is for producers. “The last thing we want is for
folks to have to make a decision they don’t want to make to have to exit the industry,”
he says. 

He tells Brownfield producers are bracing themselves for some
very tough decisions.  “There’s a lot of
discussion going on about is now the time for me to pull the plug on my operation
and decide to exit while I still have some equity left,” he says.  “Or do I try to hang in there and make it
through.”

Brown says deciding what commodities receive stimulus funding isn’t an easy task.

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