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What is the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program?

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities whose prices have suffered a 5%-or-greater decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs. Eligible commodities include:

  • Non-specialty Crops: malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, and hard red spring wheat

  • Wool

  • Livestock: cattle, hogs, and sheep (lambs and yearlings only)

  • Dairy

  • Specialty Crops

  • Fruits: apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons

  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, dry onions, green onions, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, taro

  • Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts

  • Other: beans, mushrooms

The USDA is taking applications Now-August 28, 2020, producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.

Their website, https://www.farmers.gov/cfap#apply, is great to help you get started on applying

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