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.
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An additional $14 billion dollars in relief has been approved for farmers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
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.
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.
ASA provided a few new COVID-19-related updates and resources on Monday, May 11. ASA along with other leading commodity and agricultural organizations, signed onto the following letters:
Applications for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs are now available for agricultural...
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.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.