CFAP 2 application period closes Dec. 11

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.

This program provides direct payments to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2, will provide up to $14 billion to eligible producers of certain row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture and more.

All eligible commodities, payment rates, calculations and application forms can be found on farmers.gov/cfap. CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first iteration of the program, and interested producers must complete a new application to be eligible for payment for CFAP 2.

Customers seeking one-on-one support with the application process can call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer general assistance. This is a recommended first step before a producer engages the team at the FSA county office.

As of Nov. 9, FSA has paid more than $9.5 billion with more than 576,000 applications for CFAP 2. More than $10.3 billion was paid out through the first CFAP.

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