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Apply for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Apply Now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program by December 11th

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

CFAP 2 will provide up to $14 billion to eligible producers of certain row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture and more. This includes; cattle, hogs, sheep, dairy, corn, soybeans, oats, wool, fruits & vegetables, maple, Christmas Trees, nursery crops, floriculture, eggs, broilers, turkeys and goats.

All eligible commodities, payment rates and calculations can be found on farmers.gov/cfap. CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first iteration of the program (CFAP 1) and interested producers must complete a new application to be eligible for payment for CFAP 2.

In order adhere to social distancing measures, the local USDA Service Centers are only open for business by phone, mail, fax and email. While program delivery staff continue to come into the office, they will be working with producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible.

For more information call your local Farm Service Agency office. The Franklin County Farm Service Agency can be reached at 518-483-2850, extension 2 and Clinton and Essex County producers can contact the Clinton-Essex FSA office at 518-561-4616, extension 2.

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