USDA targets more farmers with new $12 billion COVID aid round

  • In this photo taken March 20, 2020, cattle rancher Joe Whitesell rides his horse in a field near Dufur, Oregon, as he helps a friend herd cattle. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

  • Cows stand in a pen at the Vaughn Farms cattle operation March 2 near Maxwell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Biden administration announced $12 billion in new farm aid, and said it will seek to expand COVID assistance to producers that weren’t covered under the Trump administration’s pandemic relief programs.