Modern Farmer, Alex Robinson, 6/8/2020

“…The amount of aid farmers receive in the portion of funding meant to cover price losses is based on a formula that factors the drop in wholesale commodity prices between January and April. This calculation doesn’t take into account lost revenue. It also doesn’t consider price premiums that smaller farmers charge to their customers in normal times. “It’s just not worth the paperwork, compared to the time that you could be spending farming and looking at other marketing channels,” says Sanaz Arjomand, the federal policy director for the National Young Farmers Coalition….”

Read more: https://modernfarmer.com/2020/06/farmers-groups-fear-coronavirus-aid-wont-reach-hardest-hit-farmers/

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