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The USDA is handing out $14 billion of CCC/CARES money as CFAP 2.0 (Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0) to producers that have been impacted by the pandemic. The new program is a marked improvement on the last version covering a larger list of eligible commodities and increased payments for most crops. Applications were originally due in December, but the program has been reopened for at least 60 days starting April 5th. Although the end date has not been announced, you should apply as soon as possible. If you did get payments from CFAP 1.0 you can also apply for 2.0. The program is run through FSA offices. You can find your local FSA office here OR contact firstname.lastname@example.org for direct assistance. You do not need to have a prior relationship with USDA, all producers are eligible for funding.
Which commodities are eligible?
- Row rops and specialty crops
- Floriculture and nursery crops
- Broilers, eggs, pullets
- Dairy and livestock
How much funding am I eligible for?
- Almost all crops and livestock are eligible under CFAP-2 and apply to one of three payment calculations: price trigger, flat rate crops, and sales commodities (new!).
- Price Trigger Commodities: Major commodities that meet a minimum five-percent decline over a specified period of time. These payments are made by unit. An additional $20/acre will be authorized for price trigger commodities in the latest program.
- Flat-Rate Crops: Other commodities that do not meet the five-percent decline trigger or do not have data available to calculate a price change. Producers will receive $35/acre for flat-rate crops.
- Sales Commodities: Other commodities not included in the price trigger and flat-rate payment categories that were not eligible for CFAP-1 are now eligible through the new program. Payment for sales commodities will be based on five payment gradation associated with 2019 sales, plus insurance indemnities, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) payments, and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) payments for the 2019 crop year.
- See here for more information on the payment structure
How do I apply?
- Apply online here
- Manually complete the following forms and submit to your local FSA office:
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