Senate Seeks Additional Relief for Farmers

Agriculture Department warns of low demand for meat.

On Monday, Senate Agriculture Appropriations Chairman John Hoeven expressed that he would be seeking an additional $20 billion of funding to the Agriculture Department to loan to farmers struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Agriculture Department has already announced a $19 billion package for farmers. Senator Hoeven would like the funding to primarily focus on the meat industry. 

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service also announced that it would be launching a center to coordinate alternative markets for cattle and hog producers hit by demand shortages caused by meatpacking plant closures. The agency also warned that animals that could not be sold would likely be killed. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead John Hoeven to the best solution to provide aid for American farmers.
  • That the Agriculture Department would prevent the mistreatment of God’s creatures. 
  • That Secretary Perdue would be given wisdom on how to support the nation during this pandemic. 

Sources: Roll Call,


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