Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on September 17 that USDA will implement an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, CFAP 2, will provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.
Eligible specialty crops include: apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, strawberry, blueberry (and most vegetables)
Payment: 8.8 to 10.6% based on 2019 sales for raw fruits and vegetables grown by the producer
Application deadline: December 11, 2020, contact Farm Service Agency staff at your local USDA Service Center
More information: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/