USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers

  • Dallas Koehn plants milo in his field as wind turbines rise in the distance on May 19, 2020, near Cimarron, Kan. The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

  • Cows graze in pastureland on the slopes of Maunakea in summer 2021. The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure.