The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) by December 11, 2020. This program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first iteration of CFAP. Producers who applied for CFAP 1 are not automatically signed up for CFAP 2 and must complete a new application to be eligible for assistance.
To be eligible for payments, a person or legal entity must either:
- have an average adjusted gross income of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018; or
- derive at least 75 percent of their adjusted gross income from farming, ranching or forestry-related activities.
Eligible commodities for CFAP 2 include, but are not limited to:
- Row crops
- Specialty livestock
- Specialty crops
- Floriculture and nursery crops
- Broilers and eggs
Producers can find more eligibility requirements, and a full list of eligible commodities, payment rates and options to apply on the USDA’s website.
Visit the following USDA resources for additional information about CFAP 2:
- Eligible Commodities Finder
- CFAP 2 Fact Sheet
- Video, “How to Apply for CFAP 2”
- Blog, “Myths Debunked: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2”
Who to Call for Help
Farm Service Agency staff at your local USDA Service Center will work with producers to file applications. A call center is available for producers who would like one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee who can help.