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·         Coronavirus MFP being floated

·         U.S. Senator says MFP could be part of coronavirus economic relief for farmers

 

 

Coronavirus MFP being floated

 

By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield 

March 19, 2020

 

The Trump Administration says it is formulating a plan to help the U.S. economy through the coronavirus pandemic.

 

South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune told reporters this week that could include a continuation of the Market Facilitation Program.

 

“There are lots of good ideas on the table, and we’re working as quickly as possible to deliver an effective and targeted response to this outbreak and to meet the American peoples’ needs.”

 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the White House is considering sending millions of Americans checks, with the amount determined by income and family size...

 

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U.S. Senator says MFP could be part of coronavirus economic relief for farmers

 

By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield 

March 19, 2020

 

Part of President Trump’s economic stimulus proposal could include a type of market facilitation program that compensates farmers whose markets are harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

U.S. Senator Tina Smith tells Brownfield Congress and the White House are looking at existing needs with plans to respond quickly.

 

“On Monday cattle futures just fell through the floor, so Senator Mike Rounds from South Dakota and I have put together a bill that would help protect cattle farmers from that kind of unprecedented drop in value that they’re seeing.”

 

The Minnesota Democrat says the federal government has tremendous capacity to help and must move with great urgency.

 

“This is almost like an earthquake that has hit the country...

 

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