Congressman Rick Crawford Applauds USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 19, 2020
Press

Today, Congressman Crawford announced his support for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The program provides up to $16 billion in relief to farmers and ranchers affected by the pandemic exchange for their commodities. The CFAP also supports the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program which partners with local distributors to deliver boxes of fresh food to those in need.

Upon the USDA’s announcement, Rep. Crawford released the following statement.

“Our nation’s farmers and ranchers always sustain us during difficult times. Though they are facing new and unfamiliar challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to show their strength and resilience. I applaud Secretary Perdue’s leadership to rapidly release this aid to help keep producers in business and to put food on the table of Americans’ tables across the nation.”

Congressman Crawford represents Arkansas’s First District and announced in 2019 his intent to run for the top Republican spot on the House Agriculture Committee which will become vacant next Congress. Crawford has served as the General Farm Commodities Subcommittee Chairman (2014-2018), Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee Chairman (2012-2014) and is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is currently serving his fifth term in Congress.

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