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Fund assistance program available for farmers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Peanut crop field in Worth County, Georgia (Source: WALB)
Peanut crop field in Worth County, Georgia (Source: WALB)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 2:44 PM CDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - President Donald Trump and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers impacted by COVID-19.

Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program begins Monday and will run through Dec. 11.

“USDA listened to feedback from producers and crafted a second program to better meet the needs of our farmers struggling through the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, including market and labor disruptions and other unforeseen costs associated with the virus,” Rep. Austin Scott said.

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