USDA Offering Additional Assistance Through CFAP

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said the USDA will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The agency will be expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities and updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied to the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing […]

NWFCS Anticipates Profits For Dairy Cattle In 2021

As we start our six part series focused on Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market Snapshot on local commodities, we start with dairy and cattle. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said the 12-month outlook on cattle suggests slightly profitable returns. “The national herd size is moderating, which is providing tailwinds to producer profitability. Instability […]

Ellis: 2020 Turned Out To Be A Solid Year For Many Idaho Farmers

Despite the pandemic, the disruption to supply chains, struggles with trade as well as everything else 2020 threw at the American farmer, the past year was a fairy good one for Idaho farmers. Sean Ellis with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation said while the situation looked dire for potatoes and milk early on, both commodities […]

Fordyce: We Learned A Lot From The Pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic started to spread across the country back in March, the USDA’s local service service centers had to adjust, moving to maximum telework status. But according to Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce, the agency’s was really not equipped for the transition. He said his agency and others began to scramble around […]

Farmers Thanking USDA For Programs During Pandemic

Even with a variety of problems and struggles for USDA employees caused by the pandemic, USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey said they delivered ad hoc programs very quickly. Many of those programs have turned out to be vital for farmers, such as CFAP and CFAP2. And the head of the Farm Service Agency, Richard Fordyce, […]

Fordyce: Interest In CFAP2 Remains Strong

According to FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce, interest in the second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has been strong. “As of October 22nd, We’ve approved over 443,000 applications and we’ve approved for payment a little of $7.6 billion dollars for the CFAP2 program in payments.” Fordyce added that the original CFAP and CFAP2 are two […]

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 […]

USDA: More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of CFAP

The USDA says it has paid more than $7 billion in assistance to farmers as part of round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Known as CFAP 2, the program provides farmers with financial aid to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said, […]

Walmsley: Farm Country Better Prepared For A Second COVID Wave

According to the American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley, agriculture is better prepared for a second wave of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 numbers spiking in several states as well as European counties, health experts warning of a new COVID wave coming this fall. But Walmsley said for the American farmer, this won’t look anything like the […]

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 […]