The waiting game continues for vital details of USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The proposed rules for the ag aid package were delivered to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week. Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer expects those rules to be unveiled by USDA early next week with new payment caps.
In this week's DC Signal to Noise, Wiesemeyer, Farm Journal News Director John Herath and Milk Editor Anna-Lisa Laca share what we do and don't know about the aid program details. The trio also look at how the coronavirus aid could evolve into a dramatic change in how farm programs are legislated.