The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that qualifying farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers
can begin applying for direct financial assistance
through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) starting on May 26.
CFAP will provide direct financial assistance to agricultural producers who have suffered a 5%-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.
Producers of eligible commodities- including livestock, dairy, non-specialty crops such as corn and wheat, and specialty crops such as fruits and vegetables- who have suffered an economic loss due to COVID-19, may be eligible for a one-time payment.
Applications will be accepted through August 28th, and eligible producers will need to apply through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
For more information on CFAP, including eligible commodities and what you can do to prepare your application, click
For a FAQ on the CFAP, click
To locate an FSA office near you, click