FSA Unveils Updates To CFAP 2

Last week, the USDA rolled out a few updates to the Department’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for producers of poultry and hogs. “Contract growers, helping them realize an additional stream of income to assist them getting through those economic impacts of the pandemic,” said FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. He noted that works for specialty […]

Farm Community Says Crop Insurance Needs To Be Fixed

Last week, farm experts from across the country told House Ag lawmakers that crop insurance and other farm safety net programs are working, but the pandemic has shown that some fixes are needed. Farmers needed more than crop insurance and for ARC and PLC to survive the pandemic as well as the trade wars, programs […]

USDA Reopens CFAP2 Enrollment

On Monday, the USDA reopened the signup window for the CFAP 2. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial CFAP 2 signup ended in December, but USDA has reopened the signup period for CFAP 2 for at […]

Idaho Producers Encouraged To Contact FSA About CFAP2 Options

Producers and farmers across Idaho are encouraged to talk with their local FSA office to determine if they are eligible for financial help under the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance program, better known as CFAP2. Under the first round of assistance announced earlier this year, the Idaho Ag community received roughly $200 million […]

NAFA To Host CFAP Webinar Thursday

The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance will host a webinar Thursday, October 15th telling growers how they can get assistance through CFAP [the Coronavirus Food Assistance program]. Associate Director at National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance Jon Dockter said originally the crop was not eligible for the program, even when a second round of crops were […]

CFAP Application Open Through Mid-December

Even if lawmakers have not forged an agreement on a short-term government spending bill, keeping the federal government running through mid-December, Round 2 of the Coroniavirus Food Assistance Program, CFAP, would have still continued. “The money to fund CFAP 2 was part of the CARES Act and their was language in their that replenished CCC […]

Hennings: Wheat Growers Happy With CFAP Funding, But Need Market Change

When the second round of CFAP funding was announced, many northwest producers were relieved, including wheat growers. Michelle Hennings, Executive Director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, said the industry was very disappointed if the first round of CFAP assistance which limited which varieties would be covered. But under CFAP2, all varieties of wheat […]

Newhouse: CFAP2 Funds Critical For Future Of Ag Industry

Many Northwest producers will benefit from the expanded CFAP funding, CFAP 2. The additional $14 billion, according to the USDA, will help producers who continue to face disruptions and associated costs due to the pandemic. While some have questioned the price tag, Central Washington Representative Dan Newhouse says it’s critical to ensure producers are fiscally […]

Newhouse Pleased With Second Round Of CFAP Funding

Last week, President Trump and the USDA announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funding, providing an additional $14 billion for producers who continue to face disruptions associated with the pandemic. CFAP 2 will be available for producers of a host of Northwest commodities, including grapes and wine grapes, all classes of wheat, […]

Sign Up for CFAP 2 Starts Monday

Starting Monday, eligible producers can sign up for the latest round of the Coronavirus Food Program, better known as CFAP. “Starting next week my administration is committing additional relief to help farmers,” President Trump announced last week. CFAP 2 as it’s known will make an additional $14 billion dollars for producers facing market disruptions and […]