KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Posted on Apr 21, 2020


We are thankful for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement of a $19 billion assistance package for our nation’s farm families in response to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the agriculture community. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion in direct aid to farmers across the country and spend $3 billion to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat from them. This program will certainly help our farms remain operational during this time of great uncertainty.