Direct Payments May Not Be Enough For Agricultural Producers

Agriculture producers have started applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but it’s too early to tell whether it’ll be enough to help out farmers and ranchers struggling with low commodity prices and lost markets.

Brad Thykeson, North Dakota executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, said FSA’s goal is to start getting money out next week.

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