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Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers should apply through their local Farm Service Agency Service Center.
The CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a 5% or greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs as a result of lower demand, surplus production and disruptions to shipping patterns and the orderly marketing of commodities.
Eligible commodities include:
In addition, the USDA is looking for data on agricultural commodities that are not currently eligible for CFAP but that the public believes to have either:
The USDA is particularly interested in the obtaining information with respect to the following specific categories of agricultural commodities:
Comments may be submitted through either of the following methods by June 22, 2020:
Learn more by watching our video on the Notice of Funding Availability or by visiting farmers.gov/cfap.