Gianforte to USDA: Expedite Relief to Montana Beef Producers
WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite relief to America’s beef producers amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, the lawmakers requested swift support to beef producers, which was secured in the CARES Act.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the need for domestic food security. All farmers and ranchers are vital to our country’s ability to keep food on the table in a future pandemic or related crisis, and many producers, including young producers,are often highly leveraged and cannot fall back on years of equity in a time of crisis,”
Gianforte and other lawmakers wrote. “As such, we urge you to quickly deliver relief to producers as we work to lessen the economic impact of this pandemic.”