Congressional support grows for more ag aid
The chairman of the Senate Ag Appropriations committee says there’s growing support for more agriculture aid the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
orth Dakota Senator John Hoeven told members of the North American Journalists Monday there’s support for increasing the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation to $50-Billion-dollars. Hoeven said he’s concerned about payments limits in the current package being too low but says there have to be limits to make sure the money gets to everyone. And, he reportedly said direct help to ethanol producers would be considered.
House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson told CNN on Monday that he is having talks with House and Senate Ag committee members to increase aid for farmers, to as much as $68-Billion-dollars in the Commodity Credit Corporation.