USDA-FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

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APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2020.
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is offered through the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) and is offering direct payments to producer’s with livestock and specialty crops along with farm program crops (ex. cotton, corn, soybeans).
CFAP will provide financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities that have suffered a 5% or greater price decline or losses due to market supply chain disruptions because of COVID-19 and face additional significant market losses. USDA-FSA will begin taking applications for this program on May 26, 2020 and will accept applications through September 11, 2020.
Products covered by this program include:
Non- specialty crops: malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, pats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, wool
Livestock: cattle, hogs, sheep (lambs and yearlings only)
Dairy
Specialty Crops: apples, blueberries, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupe, sweet corn, iceberg lettuce, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pecans, cucumbers, etc. (Full List: USDA website)
More Information on the program and applying:
You can contact clancaster@ncsu.edu or the local FSA office with any questions regarding this program.