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Talking CFAP, ethanol and challenges out West

The Around Farm Progress podcast connects with editors from Wallaces Farmer in Iowa and Western Farm Press

Willie Vogt

May 22, 2020

Farmers can apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Payments starting May 26. But what does the program cover? And what areas of agriculture still need some help?

Rod Swoboda, editor, Wallaces Farmer, offers insight on the topic including a discussion regarding areas of agriculture in Iowa, and the Midwest, that won't see immediate support including the egg and ethanol industries. He also discusses the impact of the pandemic on ethanol production.

Out West, farmers are turning crops under or sending them to food shelves due to destroyed demand. Meanwhile, laws put in place a couple years ago are impacting producers in new ways too. Todd Fitchette, Western Farm Press, offers some insight. And he discusses drought challenges for the West.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Executive Director, Content and User Engagement, Farm Progress

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