By Bandera Bulletin News Staff, November 25, 2020
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11.
CFAP 2 provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
CFAP 2 will provide up to $14 billion to eligible producers of certain row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture and more.
CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first iteration of the program, CFAP 1, and interested producers must complete a new application to be eligible for payment for CFAP 2, though many of their information will already be on file.
Producers have the option to complete their application by working directly with their local FSA office or online through the CFAP 2 Application Portal.
“Applying is simple and our staff is available to assist every step of the way, said FSA administrator Richard Fordyce.”
As of Nov. 9, FSA has paid more than $9.5 billion with more than 576,000 applications for CFAP 2. This builds upon more than $10.3 billion paid through CFAP 1.
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