CFAP 2 Makes Additional Funds Available to Producers
Are you a farmer of rancher whose operations has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
President Trump and Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that USDA is going to make an additional $14 billion available for agricultural producers who continue to face impacts from the pandemic. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 signup began on Monday, September 21, 2020 and will continue through December 11, 2020. Payments will be made for three categories of commodities: price trigger commodities (major commodities that meet a minimum 5-percent decline over a specified period of time), flat-rate crops (crops that either do not meet the 5-percent price decline trigger or do not have data available to calculate a price change), and sales commodities (includes specialty crops, aquaculture, nursery crops, floriculture, and certain other commodities).
You can learn more about this program by visiting the CFAP 2 page on farmers.gov. There you will find resources including the new CFAP 2 Eligible Commodities Finder to easily identify payment rates, online and manual options to help producers apply, training webinars, frequently asked questions, a fact sheet, and a stakeholder toolkit. You may also contact FSA’s call center, 877-508-8364, for one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process.