Senators urge Perdue to take care of local ag in assistance package

Senators urge Perdue to take care of local ag in assistance package

A group of senators is urging Ag Secretary Purdue to take
care of local agriculture as the USDA finalizes the Coronavirus Food Assistance
Program.

In a letter sent to Perdue Thursday, the senators ask the agency to adjust the package payment calculation to better reflect the business models of local producers and amend the covered time period to more appropriately reflect when local producers experienced losses. They also request the development of an inclusion outreach plan to make sure all producers are aware of their benefits- including those with limited internet access and those who do not primarily speak English.

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