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Ag News | July 19, 2020

Ag News Roundup: July 19th, 2020

In today’s Ag News Roundup, USMCA a boost for farmers and ranchers, Oregon’s Farm-to-School Programs get $1 million in grants, CFAP applications now online, fixes in tax law may benefit Oregon farmers, and OSU helps families and farmers with tomato productivity.

USMCA Welcomed by Farmers

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) now in effect, is hoped to help struggling farmers and ranchers amid COVID-19 losses and economic issues. The agreement is expected to increase U.S. ag exports by up to $2 billion annually.

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Grants to Expand Farm-to-School Programs

With $1 million in grants administered by the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon State University Extension Service has awarded funds to 15 of Oregon’s Farm-to-School Programs.

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Applications for CFAP Now Digital

The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) application process now includes an online portal. The program helps offset agriculture price declines and additional costs associated with the pandemic.

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Tax Fixes Coming for Oregon Farmers

House Bill 4202, which was recently passed in Oregon, is expected to help Oregon farmers. The bill will allow farmers to exclude some revenues based on specific guidelines.

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Improve Your Tomato Harvest with OSU

Oregon State University Extension Service has shared tips into growing the best tomatoes possible. The article, which is part of the OSU Extension Catalog, is designed to help anyone looking for growing tips and farming insights.

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