Some win, some don’t, as USDA spreads COVID relief

From the Capital Press

The USDA on Tuesday extended COVID-19 relief to nurseries, sheep ranchers and producers of dozens of other farm goods, while turning down aid to dozens of other commodities.

Washington hop and wheat farmers were among those who were denied. USDA said there wasn’t evidence their prices slumped by 5% or more between mid-January and mid-April as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Read the rest of the article here.