Agricultural producers can now apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and staff members of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) are available by phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency has set up a call center to simplify how it serves new customers across the nation. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28.
Producers of all eligible commodities will apply through their local FSA office. Those who use the online calculator tool will be able to print a prefilled CFAP application, sign and submit it to their local FSA office electronically or by hand. Find contact information for local offices at farmers.gov/cfap.