Last Friday, USDA announced plans that would help certain producers potentially receive additional Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) support.
Specifically regarding specialty crops, producers with existing approved CFAP 2 applications can amend their eligible 2019 calendar year sales to account for crop insurance indemnities, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) payments, and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) payments. This change by USDA implements provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which requires that the aforementioned indemnities and payments be included in the revenue for consideration. The intent is to capture the 2019 market conditions more accurately, and in turn ensure a more accurate CFAP payment to impacted producers.
Producers who already applied during the previous sign-up period that closed December 11, 2020, must contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to modify an existing CFAP 2 application between today and February 26, 2021.
Please contact Tracey Chow for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-704-7312
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