USDA Aid For Food, Farm Workers

Help is on the way from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for those working as farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and front-line grocery workers in the form of $700 million in grants. That money will be distributed in amounts that will range from $5 million to $50 million via grants provided to state governments, tribal entities and nonprofit organizations, along with another $20 million set aside for grocery workers as part of a pilot program. Payments of payments of up to $600 will be distributed to farmworkers and meatpacking workers.

A farmworker sprays crops. An appeals court has ordered the EPA to ban a toxic pesticide after the agency reversed an Obama administration recommendation on chlorpyrifos. Photo: Wuzefe/Pixabay

Monday, the day before this announcement came out, coronavirus-related federal aid expired for more than 7 million unemployed Americans. For more on the program and to see if you qualify, please check here.


“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” - Thomas Jefferson

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