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Farmers vie among themselves for slice of rescue funds

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The rush is on for farmers looking to stake their claim on a new trove of stimulus funds earmarked for agriculture.
Congress authorized the Agriculture Department to spend billions to help struggling producers, with few strings attached. USDA officials are scrambling to figure out how to disperse aid across the vast farm economy as quickly and evenly as possible.
Numerous industry groups from fresh vegetable associations to dairy farmer coalitions have their own notions on how direct the money and shape policy - and they are enlisting their allies on Capitol Hill to help make their...
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