Tuesday the USDA began accepting applications from crop growers and livestock producers for $16 billion in aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
Financial assistance is available to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.
A complete break down of eligibility, exclusions, and more can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap.
More information for payments on non-specialty crops can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/non-specialty.
More information for payments on livestock can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/livestock.
USDA has also produced a video to assist with sign up https://youtu.be/mGXl7dr8kaQ.
Applications will be accepted through August 28th.
Susan Littlefield recently caught up with Administrator of the FSA, Richard Fordyce, to discuss the program at length.