CORONAVIRUS: USDA plan to disperse $19 billion to ag-producers draws praise from US Congressman Roger Marshall
US Congressman Roger Marshall is applauding recent action by the US Department of Agriculture and President Donald Trump to assist ag-producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $19 billion from the Commodity Credit Corporation will be dispersed to farmers, ranchers, industry workers and consumers. The appropriations will be broken into two segments with $16 billion going to producers while the remaining $3 billion will be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat products.
Those products will be given to food banks, community and faith-based organizations and non-nonprofit agencies who will then distribute said items to individuals in need of nutritional assistance.
In a press release Friday, Congressman Marshall commended the actions by the USDA saying, “Our producers and plant workers continue to report in every day to ensure that America has enough food, fuel and fiber to stay active." Marshall concluded his comments by stating he will continue to do everything in his power to "support and empower our farmers, ranchers, and workers."