Small share of coronavirus package for food aid and farmers

The final coronavirus aid package of the year would direct 3 percent of its $900 billion in funding to food assistance and relief for agricultural producers, according to its Democratic and Republican sponsors. "It's a deal that must come together," said one of the sponsors, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, on Sunday.

House Ag panelist among lawmakers benefiting from PPP

For fifth-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, a loan she and her husband received from the Payroll Protection Program for their small businesses has become a small issue in her campaign for re-election. She says “American workers deserve the certainty of their job,” and that’s why she and her …