Posts

Sign Up Now for CFAP 2

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Friday, December 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
 
“Producers have one more month to get their applications in for this important relief program,” said Richard Fordyce, Farm Service Agency administrator. “Applying is simple and our staff is available to assist every step of the way.”
 
CFAP 2 will provide up to $14 billion to eligible producers of certain row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture and more. All eligible commodities, payment rates and calculations can be found on farmers.gov/cfap. This is a separate program from the first iteration of the program, and interested producers must complete a new application to be eligible for the second payment.

Over $7 Billion Paid in CFAP 2 Payments

During the first month of the signup period, USDA approved more than $7 billion in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Through CFAP 2, USDA is making $14 billion of assistance available to farmers and ranchers. Iowa received more payments than any other states with $778 million. A total of $510 million has gone out to Minnesota farmers. A total of $352 million in CFAP 2 payments were made in the first month of enrollment in South Dakota. North Dakota farmers received $246 million. The Farm Service Agency is taking CFAP 2 applications through December 11.