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May 23

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details unveiled with more to come

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

This week, further details were announced on the direct assistance portion of the USDA CFAP program through their website (https://www.farmers.gov/cfap). Beginning May 26, US farmers will be able to apply to the direct assistance program. Eligible farmers and ranchers will receive one CFAP payment, drawn from two possible funding sources. The first source of funding

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May 23

Personal Protection Equipment now available at UFA Farm and Ranch stores

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

UFA Farm and Ranch Stores – availability of PPE UFA has secured a limited supply of KN95 masks that are now available in all UFA Farm and Ranch stores. Limit of 10 per customer, selling at UFA’s cost of $3.40 each  Masks sold by UFA are not intended for medical use including the KN95 mask.

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May 23

Latest Developments | May 25

Posted on May 23 By: Erin Tateson

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including KN95 masks now available at all UFA Farm and Ranch stores. The federal government has made changes to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to enable more businesses, including farm owners, to access the interest-free loan. AFSC extends recommended seeding dates for the 2020 crop year

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May 15

Grain transport remains consistent

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

Rail Transport The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 95% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 39, consistent with last week’s performance, reflecting a decline in performance on CN offset by an increase in performance on CP. CN’s performance was above the 90% threshold for the fourth consecutive

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May 15

CWRS, CWAD, and barley feed markets hold, while CPSR markets slide

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

USDA crop progress reports have continued to show spring wheat seeding progress lagging behind the average. In the report for the week ending May 10, 2020, average seeding progress is reported at 42% in comparison to the 5-year average of 63% at this time. For the same period, the percent of the winter wheat crop

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