USDA’s Farm Service Agency has improved the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) to better meet the needs of your operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There are three things you need to know:
1. USDA has expanded the range of eligible commodities, including most fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, and all seed crops.
2. The application process is much easier, and there is no requirement to demonstrate that a crop has suffered a loss. Instead, CFAP 2 payment calculations use a sales-based approach where producers are paid based on their 2019 sales.
3. The deadline to enroll is December 11, 2020. There are three ways to apply: visit www.farmers.gov/cfap, call USDA at 877-508-8364, or contact your local FSA office.
Farmers who applied for and received funds from the original CFAP are eligible for CFAP 2. Any funds received from CFAP do not count toward the payment limit for CFAP 2. There has never been a better or easier way to receive the assistance your farm deserves, so apply today.
Refer to our last CFAP 2 Spotlight story for additional information.
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