Relief Money on The Way For Farmers as Application Deadline Nears

$16 Billion from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will help farmers who are impacted by the pandemic.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 12:09 AM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 12:10 AM

Local farmers hit hard by the Coronavirus economy could be eligible for part of the $16 billion in federal relief money.

"A lot of the corn and soy bean and wheat that we raise in the Evansville area, ends up in other countries, used for primarily for animal feed" says Warrick County farmer Kevin Mosbey.

Local farmer took a hit when COVID-19 closed down local economies.

"Livestock production, people were not going out consuming as much food, meat and milk, our grains are used to feed those animals" says Mosbey "the markets dropped 15% to 20% in price because of the coronavirus" adds the farmer.

The fund is called the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. It is aimed at helping local farmers absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.

"farmers that had grain in their grain bins ready to sell, took a major hit" says Mosbey.

If approved for funding, the farmers 2019 production total will be used to determine how much money they will receive.

Applications will be processed through December 11.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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