( Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020)— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application duration, the USDA Farm Service Firm (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to manufacturers in the 2nd round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 offers agricultural manufacturers with financial assistance to help absorb a few of the increased marketing costs connected with the COVID-19 pandemic.
” America’s farming communities are resilient, however still face many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This program constructs upon the over $10 billion paid out under the very first round of CFAP.
Considering that CFAP 2 enrollment started on September 21, FSA has actually authorized more than 443,000 applications. The leading five states for payments are Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Kansas. USDA has launched a data dashboard on application progress and program payments and will release more updates each Monday at 2: 00 p.m. ET. The report can be viewed at farmers.gov/ cfap
Through CFAP 2, USDA is offering up to $14 billion for agricultural manufacturers who continue to deal with market interruptions and associated costs since of COVID-19 CFAP 2 is a separate program from the very first iteration of CFAP (CFAP 1). Farmers and ranchers who took part in CFAP 1 will not be instantly enrolled and need to finish a new application for CFAP 2. FSA will accept CFAP 2 applications through December 11, 2020.
CFAP 2 supports eligible manufacturers of row crops, livestock, specialty crops, dairy, aquaculture, and numerous other commodities, consisting of many that were disqualified for CFAP 1. FSA’s CFAP 2 Eligible Commodities Finder makes discovering qualified commodities and payment rates easy. Gain access to this tool and other resources at farmers.gov/ cfap
Getting Assistance from FSA
New clients looking for individually assistance with the CFAP 2 application procedure can call 877-508-8364 to speak straight with a USDA worker prepared to offer general help. This is a recommended very first step prior to a producer engages the team at the FSA county office at their local USDA Service.
FSA provides numerous alternatives for manufacturers to get CFAP 2. Producers with an eAuthentication account can use online through the CFAP 2 Application Website. Readily available is a payment calculator and application generator that is an Excel workbook that permits producers to input details specific to their operation to figure out projected payments and populate the application type, which can be printed, signed, and submitted to the regional FSA workplace. Producers can likewise download the CFAP 2 application and other eligibility types from farmers.gov/ cfap
Manufacturers of acreage-based products will use acreage and yield info offered by FSA through the annual acreage reporting procedure. Producers have the option to finish their application by working straight with their local FSA personnel or online through the CFAP 2 Application Website.
CFAP 2 is not a loan program, and there is no charge to apply.
To discover the most recent info on CFAP 2, see farmers.gov/ CFAP or call 877-508-8364
All USDA Service Centers are open for business, including some that are open to visitors to conduct business face to face by appointment just. All Service Center visitors wanting to conduct company with FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency need to call ahead and set up a consultation. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based upon health issues or recent travel, and visitors need to follow social distancing guidelines. Visitors are likewise required to use a face covering throughout their consultation. Our program shipment personnel will remain in the workplace, and they will be working with our producers in the workplace, by phone, and utilizing online tools. More details can be discovered at farmers.gov/ coronavirus
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