The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced further details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide $16 billion in direct economic relief payments to farmers and ranchers suffering the market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with $5.1 billion of that relief earmarked for beef producers.
Applications for the program will be accepted starting Tuesday, May 26. Given the program’s funding limitations, CCA encourages all members to start preparing their application information now and to contact their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office without delay once the program opens next week.
For more information on the program please refer to the two frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents linked below or contact the CCA office.
USDA: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions