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CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. Go to www.farmers.gov/cfap to apply today. USDA is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center. About the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs. Eligible commodities include:

  • Non-specialty Crops: malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, and hard red spring wheat

  • Wool

  • Livestock: cattle, hogs, and sheep (lambs and yearlings only)

  • Dairy

  • Specialty Crops

  • Fruits: apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons

  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, dry onions, green onions, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, taro

  • Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts

  • Other: beans, mushrooms


To learn more about CFAP, download the final rulenotice of funding availability, and cost-benefit analysis. Program details are specific to agricultural commodities, as outlined below. Go to farmers.gov to apply today.​ Non-Specialty Crops Wool Livestock Dairy Specialty Crops


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