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Farmers in need of relief funding after both weather and the pandemic hit them hard

As farmers share how the weather before the pandemic had a negative impact on their crops, the Senate is looking at ways to provide additional relief aid.

Some farmers are forced to decide if they want to keep their cattle since they didn’t grow enough feed for them, and lawmakers want to help.

Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin helped push disaster aid for farmers after the weather and pandemic took a toll on them.

On Wednesday around $26 billion in agriculture spending was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. $7 billion is for disaster relief specifically.