Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Brings Millions of Aid to Local Farms

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Brings Millions of Aid to Local Farms

November 12, 2020 Farm News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/12/20)

Ada, MN — In mid-September, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would implement an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 as its known will again provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. While farmers still have until December 11th to sign up, Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton says CFAP 2 Program has already been well received in the county with millions of dollars going to local farmers and ranchers.

To complete the CFAP 2 application, producers will need to reference their sales, inventory, and other records. However, since CFAP 2 is a self-certification program, this documentation will not need to be submitted with the application. Because applications are subject to County Committee review and spot check, some producers will be required to provide documentation

Additional information about the CFAP 2 program is available online at farmers.gov/cfap or by calling their local FSA office.