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Ag News | August 30, 2020

Ag News Roundup: August 30th, 2020

In today’s Ag News Roundup, new deadline for CFAP announced, cuts to OSU ag research not as dire as predicted, Washington weathers pandemic well say experts, how to control invasive weeds, and farm bankruptcies on the rise amid the pandemic.

New Deadlines for CFAP Announced

According to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has been extended to September 11, 2020. This will give more farmers and ranchers a chance to apply.  

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Farm program Custs Not as Drastic as Proposed.

Funding for Oregon State University’s agriculture experiment station, extension service and forest research lab, did experience recent funding cuts, but those cuts were not as severe as expected.

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Evergreen State Weathering Pandemic

From the Washington Ag Network, the Washington State Department of Agriculture says farmers and ranchers in the state have done well amid the pandemic. The agency says producers were willing to make sure food supplies remained on track.  

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Controling Weeds Takes Several Strategies

Oregon State University Extension Service experts have shared multiple strategies for controlling weeds in gardens and other areas.

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Farm Bankruptcies Increases 8% Nationally

From the Washington State Farm Bureau, farm bankruptcies have increased 8% over the last 12 months. The hardest-hit regions include the Midwest, Northwest, and Southeast.

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