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Apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 by December 11

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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
  • Wool
  • Livestock
  • Specialty livestock
  • Dairy
  • Specialty crops
  • Floriculture and nursery crops
  • Aquaculture
  • Broilers and eggs
  • Tobacco

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:

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.

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