IFB reactS to $19-billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

IFB reactS to $19-billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Direct payments and mass food purchases make up a $19 billion plan to help farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Friday, which is a good first step, says Mark Gebhards with the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Under the program, USDA will provide $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers. The bulk of the money — $9.6 billion — is designated for livestock producers. The program also includes $3.9 billion for row crop producers, $2.1 billion for specialty crops producers and $500 million for other crops.

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James Taylor w/ Jackson Browne

James Taylor w/ Jackson Browne

December 4 @ 7:30 PM Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band at Enterprise Center. ON SALE • Friday, August 27th @ 10am PRICES • $59.50, $79.50, $125.00 Click HERE to purchase tickets

Dream Theater

Dream Theater

POSTPONED!! Dream Theater with special guest Arch Echo at Stifel Theatre on Saturday, December 4th ON SALE • NOW PRICES • $24.50, $36.50, $51.50, $66.50 and $82 Click HERE to purchase tickets

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