After several long days of negotiations in the Senate, an emergency relief bill has passed to help Americans impacted by coronavirus. It creates a $9.5bn COVID-19 agricultural disaster fund.
The bill addresses and includes livestock and dairy producers, and provides assistance to small business that are a part of the dairy supply chain. There is also $14bn in additional funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation that USDA can use to assist Producers.
Legislation of the bill was still being finalized Wednesday, and may include relief to child nutrition programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Food Safety and Inspection Service.