You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2020.
USDA now has the application form and a payment calculator available on farmers.gov/cfap. And they have a call center (877-508-8364) set up to help you with your questions.
USDA knows producers are facing a tough time now, and they are making every effort to provide much needed support as quickly as possible. Producers of all eligible commodities can apply through their local FSA office. FSA is available over the phone and virtually to walk you through the application process, whether it’s the first time you’ve worked with them or if you them quite well.