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Two new state programs to assist businesses and ag producers

More of the state’s pandemic-related federal funding has been put towards assisting businesses, nonprofits, farmers and ranchers who are still suffering losses and additional expenses due to COVID-19. Two new funds will open to applications for around two weeks on November 2.

“These two funds serve important purposes as we near the deadline of the current CARES Act funding,” Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell said in a press release on Monday.

“First, because of the seasonality of agriculture production, this $90 million relief fund allows farmers and ranchers to better capture 2020 losses and...

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