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Iowa leaders petition USDA to provide CFAP funds for egg producers

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on June 2,, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst; Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds; and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig asked the USDA to include egg producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

The Iowa leaders wrote in part, “COVID-19 has impacted our Iowa farmers, including our egg producers, whose eggs were destined for the liquid egg market. Because of the massive damage done to this industry as restaurants, schools, and other egg-buying businesses have closed over the past few. . .

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