A May 14 webinar hosted by the USDA, AMS and Farm Service Agency will provide needed info to farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
The digital event is part of President Donald Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s April 17 announcement of the $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program. The CFA will provide $16 billion in direct support based on losses for agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted.
The USDA will also assist eligible producers facing added adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand and short-term oversupply for the 2020 marketing year caused by COVID-19, a USDA press release said.
The May 14 webinar will provide information needed to apply for the CFAP direct payments once the application period begins.
“The webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application process and required documentation prior to the official beginning of signup,” the release said. “Producers who are new to participating in FSA programs are especially encouraged to join the webinar.”
If you’re not able to join the webinar, you can find additional information at farmers.gov/CFAP along with a recording of the webinar itself and other CFAP information. More details about CFAP direct payments will be announced by the USDA soon.