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South Dakota gets more than $352M paid in second round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA says more than 14,000 applications were approved in South Dakota.
The USDA says more than 14,000 applications were approved in South Dakota.
The USDA says more than 14,000 applications were approved in South Dakota.(KCRG)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 2:06 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has approved more than $7 billion in payments to ag producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

That figure includes more than $352 million to producers here in South Dakota. The USDA says more than 14,000 applications were approved in South Dakota.

Cattle producers got the largest chunk of the money with $120 million, with $108 million going to corn growers and $45 million to soybean farmers.

The program is making up to $14 billion dollars available to producers across the country facing market disruptions and other costs due to the pandemic.

If you’re a producer and want information about the program, you can call the Farm Service Agency at 877-508-8364 to get assistance.

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