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  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Part 2
    At a campaign stop in Wisconsin on September 17, 2020, President Trump announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) payments. USDA estimates up to $14 billion in new payments under CFAP2. Sign up begins on Monday, September…
  • Working Capital to Operating Expense – Another Measure of Liquidity
    In an earlier article, we examined working capital to value of farm production for selected producer characteristics. Working capital to value of farm production is one of the traditional measures of liquidity suggested by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC),…

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USDA EXTENDS WIC FLEXIBILITIES FOR THE REST OF COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY –

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the extension of more than a dozen flexibilities ensuring participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children will continue to receive the food and health support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. (WPSD)

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‘WET ASHTRAY’ WINE GRAPES LEFT TO BIRDS AS FIRES CHOKE WEST COAST VINEYARD –

The historic wildfires across the western United States, home to the bulk of the country’s vineyards and major producers of crops from apples to zucchini, have ravaged farmers and ranchers already hard hit by the Trump administration’s trade wars and demand disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. (Reuters)

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TRUMP’S TRADE AND CORONAVIRUS AID TO AGRICULTURE COULD HIT $50 BILLION –

With its new offer of $14 billion in coronavirus relief, the Trump administration could spend $50 billion — quadruple the cost of the auto industry bailout — in less than three years to buffer the impact of trade war and pandemic on agriculture. (Successful Farming)

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