U.S Representative Ronnie Jackson has recently sent a letter to the U.S Department of Agriculture to release more information on a plan to continue various relief programs.
Jackson’s letter is calling on Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, to provide transparency on the USDA’s plan to implement Phase 2 of the Emergency Relief Progam and the Emergency Livestock Relief Program, both of which will provide critical relief for the agriculture industry.
This comes after Congress authorized emergency relief funding for production losses in 2020 and 2021. Jackson’s team claims that while the USDA used existing producer data to provide emergency payments through phase one, there has been no timeline or plan for phase two distribution.
The letter sent to Vilsack was also co-signed by other U>S Representatives from Texas