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Farm Progress America, February 3, 2021

Max Armstrong shares that rural areas are getting greater pandemic relief this time around

Max Armstrong reports on the arrival of more pandemic relief, which is getting to more small farms. There is a new rule authorizing loans to farms that didn't qualify before. One change that benefitted small farmers and ranchers allowed those without paid employees even if they didn't earn a profit. One factor that helps is that bankers in those communities have personal relationships with borrowers, which has facilitated delivery of those Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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