Millions of Dollars Heading to Farmers, but Small Farms Won’t See Much of it


 

(From CivilEats.com)

But while language in the CARES Act specifically includes “producers that supply local food systems, including farmers’ markets, restaurants, and schools,” critics say those producers are largely left out. Instead, the bulk of the $16 billion in direct payments will go to the biggest producers, especially those growing commodity crops, because of the way program rules are structured.

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