Trump, Perdue announce $19 billion coronavirus assistance program through USDA

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — There’s good news for farm and ranchers struggling due to the pandemic.  

The Trump administration is launching a $19 billion program to help the ag industry.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the program includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers, ranchers, and producers who’ve experienced “unprecedented losses”.

Another $3 billion will be used to buy fresh produce, dairy and meat for food banks.

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