- On May 30, 2019
On May 23, USDA announced plans to provide additional aid to farmers impacted by the current trade disruptions. In conversations with USDA leadership, ASTA was assured that seed growers will be included in the list of eligible recipients. USDA is recommending that farmers should plant for their weather and agronomic situations, based on where they are on the planting calendar, not what they think the payout will be.
ASTA is in close contact with USDA and will keep you posted as additional details develop. In the meantime, please contact Ellen Zimmerman with any questions or concerns, and/or with any relevant information you’re hearing from your growers. ASTA’s press statement is available here.