KWLM: U.S. Rep. Craig wants help for turkey growers

By: Learfield Wire Service

Congresswoman Angie Craig and Minnesota’s delegation are urging the U-S-D-A to give turkey growers access to any COVID-19 relief resources available to other farmers. Turkey growers are facing COVID-19 plant closures but are not included in the Farm to Families Food Box program or direct payments in the CARES Act. In a letter to the U-S-D-A, Minnesota’s representatives say growers should receive Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds due to their losses and also requested the department prioritize turkey purchases to stabilize the market and provide food to people in need.

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