NDSGA | North Dakota Department of Agriculture

BISMARCK – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new $6 billion initiative called Pandemic Assistance for Producers, designed to reach a broader set of producers than previous COVID-19 aid programs. The initiative will include existing programs like the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which will be refined, as statutory authority allows, to better address the needs of producers.

Farmers and Ranchers in North Dakota Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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.

House Passes $484 Billion C-19 Relief Package

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.

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