FARGO, N.D, May 26, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.
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Are you a non-specialty crop producer whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
All Interim committees for our North Dakota Legislature have gone to meetings via phone, internet, etc. Not many have convened...
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During Mental Health Month in May, the American Soybean Association (ASA) launched a proactive communications campaign to combat #FarmStress and offer #SoyHelp. Below are North Dakota specific resources along with ASA resources as well:
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When the stresses of agriculture seem too great, farmers don’t have to go it alone. Caring and confidential counseling sessions...
Yesterday evening, the House passed the latest $484 billion C-19 relief package aimed at small businesses and hospitals. The fourth coronavirus relief bill so far, it had overwhelming bipartisan support, passing through the House with 388-5 approval.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued guidance for ag-related businesses to ensure continuation of the food supply chain, while maintaining a healthy workforce.