The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop yield and value losses. The total pool of funds available for all of agriculture is roughly $10 billion.

Dennis Nuxoll

According to the U.S Department of Labor (DOL), nearly one in five U.S adults (approximately 52.9 million people) live with mental illness with only about half that number receiving the help they need. To assist in furthering its goal of assuring that leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is not viewed as just another stumbling block to mental health assistance, the DOL has just published an updated Family and Medical Leave Act Guide on Mental Health.

Teresa McQueen


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