As of June 23, USDA has allocated $4 billion of $16 billion in direct payments as part of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Just over $84 million has been distributed to the specialty crop industry, or 2.1%.

  • Livestock: $2 billion
  • Non-Specialty: $1 billion
  • Dairy: $895 million
  • Specialty: $84 million

For Western Growers member states – Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico – the specialty crop industry has received $36 million, or 0.9% of total allocations.

Cory Lunde

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