Rep. Angie Craig Secures Farm Aid, Nutrition Assistance in Continuing Resolution
After a bipartisan push on House leadership, U.S. Rep Angie Craig helped to secure Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding and an extension of Pandemic EBT in the Continuing Resolution. The House passed the resolution this evening.
“I’m glad that House leadership listened to my request and included funds to meet the needs of Minnesota family farmers and hungry families,” said Rep. Craig. “Support for farmers and hunger programs should never be in contention. I’m proud that we were able to push for and secure a bipartisan deal that helps hardworking Minnesotans. Additionally, language added to this Continuing Resolution will help prevent aid for family farmers from being misused for a Big Oil bailout.”
The changes secured in this Continuing Resolution will prevent the Commodity Credit Corporation from reaching its borrowing limit later this fall, which would significantly delay Farm Bill program payments from reaching farmers. The USDA has utilized the CCC, in addition to funds provided by Congress through the CARES Act, to provide pandemic assistance to farmers and producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).