Farm Group President Pleased Ag Included In Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

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JUST IN: Democrats And Trump Reach Deal on Coronavirus Relief Bill

Anchoring the $483 billion measure is a request by the administration for more than $300 billion to replenish a fund to help small- and medium-size businesses with payroll, rent and other expenses.

Republicans complained Democrats had delayed the original version of bill, which included only money for small businesses.

To be eligible for the funding under the EIDL, ag businesses will have to show that they have been injured by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus.

President Trump, GOP lawmakers and banking industry advocates proposed adding more money to the program with no strings attached to pump out loans as quickly as possible.

"Small businesses were prepared and ready to apply for these programs, the only financial support options for most, and it is very frustrating that the majority of these true small businesses haven't received their loan yet", said Holly Wade, director of Research and Policy Analysis at the NFIB.

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Instead, the bill allocates $30 billion in loans to be issued exclusively by federally insured banks and credit unions with assets between $10 and $50 billion, and another $30 billion in loans to be issued by firms with less than $10 billion in assets. High-end cruise ship and travel company Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, which had $137 million cash on its balance sheets in late March, received a $6.6 million loan.

While Democrats didn't secure funding for states, the bill includes an additional $75 billion for hospitals to cover treatment for coronavirus patients and lost revenue from cancelled elective procedures.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed his support for the relief package and a broader measure to spur economic recovery from the pandemic.

Calling it "an interim emergency funding package", the Democratic leaders pledged to advance a larger bill, which could include another round of direct payments to households as well as more aid to state and local governments, as soon as the House of Representatives passes the relief package, likely on Thursday.

Trump and governors in COVID-19 hotspots have squabbled for weeks over who bears responsibility for the drastic expansion in testing capacity needed to begin easing social distancing restrictions.

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