USDA Releases Details On $14B Coronavirus Relief For Ag Producers

The federal government says it will give the nation’s farmers an additional $14 billion dollars to compensate them for the difficulties they’ve experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

     The U-S Department of Agriculture released details of its plan Friday, saying it will provide “financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

      President Donald Trump first mentioned the aid in a speech Thursday night in Wisconsin, a state that is considered vital for his chances to win a second term.