USDA Announces Emergency Payment Details

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced additional details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), providing $16 billion in emergency direct payments to agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cattle, hog, dairy, specialty crop and row crop producers are eligible for payments, according to USDA. 
Enrollment will begin May 26. According to USDA, CFAP payments will be prorated, providing 80% of the payment in the initial distribution and the remaining 20% at a later date, as funds allow.
USDA stated today a payment limitation of $250,000 per person or entity for all commodities combined will apply to CFAP, with some additional considerations for corporations, limited liability companies or limited partnerships. The Farm Credit Council joined a number of farm organizations, particularly livestock groups, in advocating for raising the CFAP payment limit.
Click here to read USDA’s press release. For additional information, visit or contact your local Farm Service Agency office.

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