On Friday, Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse sent a letter to the FSA asking for protection for wheat growers under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP. The letter asks that three classes of wheat, Soft White, Hard Red Winter and Soft Red Winter, be covered under the program.
In Friday’s letter, the lawmakers noted “These classes of wheat, like so many other commodities, have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need assistance under this program… This market volatility caused by COVID-19 is putting wheat growers in our districts under increased pressure after years of already dire conditions in the wheat market. Support is badly needed.”
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