USDA Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional direct assistance – up to $14 billion – to farmers and ranchers who continue to face COVID-19-related market disruptions and associated costs. Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will run through Dec. 11.
The USDA will use funds being made available from the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and CARES Act to support row crops, livestock, specialty crops, dairy, aquaculture and many additional commodities. The USDA has also improved CFAP 2 based on stakeholder engagement and public feedback.  

Producers can apply for CFAP 2 at Farm Service Agency county offices. Payments will be made for price-trigger commodities, flat-rate crops and sales commodities, plus additional commodities are eligible that were ineligible during the program’s first iteration. 

Find a complete list of eligible commodities, payment rates and calculations, and eligibility information at Customers seeking one-to-one support with the application process can call 877.508.8364.