CFAP Signup Set to Begin May 26, Program Details Released

Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will begin after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 26. That is according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who says $16 billion in direct payments will be sent to farmers as soon as one week after USDA launches the portal. The signup window will then remain open through August. Program details were sent out in a news release that can be viewed here. The specific payments rates for eligible commodities are available for non-speciality crops, specialty crops, and livestock.

USDA Hosts CFAP Webinar

On Thursday, USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Agricultural Marketing Service hosted a webinar on how producers can prepare for the upcoming signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This includes information on how to apply once signup opens and how to initiate contact with FSA. View the webinar here.

USDA is Looking to Buy Beans

USDA is seeking offers to sell Canned Vegetables & Dry Beans pursuant to the AMS Master Solicitation This solicitation includes orders authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that are part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This is one, of the many ways, in which USDA has committed to assisting farmers, ranchers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. The solicitation is seeking Great Northern beans and pinto beans. View it here.