As of last week, USDA paid out just over $6 billion of the $16 billion in CFAP payments. One agricultural economist says without the full $16 billion, lower CFAP payments could change net farm income projections.
The market animal show in Augusta County, Va. was one of the first to move their livestock show online. The decision blossomed into a show of support and gratitude by both the community and 4-H, FFA members.
A Farm Journal survey found nearly half of farmers have reservations about allowing sales reps and other input suppliers on farms, and some in agriculture think it's changing the way agriculture does business.
The White House unveiled the "Farmers to Families Food Box Program." While many dairy groups praise the program, saying it hits all stops of the supply chain, some produce companies say it misses the mark.
The healthcare crisis in rural areas is growing. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, urban hospitals are struggling to keep up with an influx of patients, but in rural areas many hospitals are sitting nearly empty.
Farmers across the country are being asked to dump their milk, as food service demand crumbled rapidly due to COVID-19. Still, farmers are frustrated that consumers can't buy as much milk as they want right now.
USDA says farmers intend to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020. As COVID-19 acts as an anchor on the markets, and the ethanol crisis continues to unfold, some analysts say 97 million acres could be a stretch.
A bus that normally is full of students, is now delivering meals to students in need. Hardin-Central School District was forced to close over COVID-19 concerns, meaning some students may have been without enough food.