Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2) which began on September 2, 2020, and will continue through December 11, 2020. CFAP 2 provides eligible producers with direct financial assistance due to marker disruptions and associated costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP 1 participants are encouraged to apply for additional assistance. Check out a brief video about the program.
USDA announced up to an additional $14 billion for the CFAP 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19.
The payments will be made based on three payment calculation categories:
- Sales Commodities, including specialty crops, tobacco, and aquaculture, use a sales-based approach, where producers are paid based on five payment gradations associated with their 2019 sales.
- Price trigger commodities, including row crops, livestock, and dairy, are major commodities that meet a minimum 5-percent price decline from January through July.
- Flat-rate row crops that do not meet the 5-percent price decline trigger or do not have data available to calculate a price change will have payments calculated based on eligible 2020 acres multiplied by $15 per acre.
CFAP 2 has been adapted to better meet the needs of impacted farmers and ranchers, as many more commodities are eligible in CFAP 2 than in CFAP 1. A complete list can be found here: farmers.gov/cfap.
CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1). Farmers and ranchers who participated in CFAP 1 will not be automatically enrolled and must complete a new application for CFAP 2. The application can be found here: farmers.gov/cfap/apply.