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What The Proposed Coronavirus Relief Bills Would Do For Agriculture

  • Both the HEALS Act and HEROES Act propose billions of dollars in funding for agricultural producers affected by COVID-19
  • Bills include relief for meat producers forced to euthanize healthy animals due to backlog in animal processing
  • Agricultural processors such as textile mills and ethanol plants would also see financial support
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Economists Push For Additional Direct Cash Payments to Aid Economy

  • A group of 153 economists calls for additional direct cash payments to Americans to help stimulate the economy
  • Payments under the CARES Act helped boost spending among lower income households, mostly for essentials
  • Supplemental unemployment funds set to expire at end of July
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