The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released the details for its second round of relief payments for farmers and ranchers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
Producers may apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2, at USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices beginning Monday, Sept. 21 through Dec. 11, 2020.
The new round of payments will support row crops – including all classes of wheat – along with livestock, specialty crops, dairy, aquaculture and many additional commodities. Find a full list of eligible commodities and more details on the USDA website.
“We at Oklahoma Farm Bureau appreciate the administration’s efforts to support our nation’s farmers and ranchers through a second round of coronavirus relief payments, and are especially pleased to see hard red winter wheat has been included,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “While the global pandemic continues to cause great uncertainty for our state’s agriculture community, the assurance of additional relief brings Oklahoma farmers and ranchers a much-needed sense of confidence and certainty to allow them to continue producing a stable food supply for our nation and our world.”
Farmers and ranchers can learn more about CFAP 2 and how to apply at at farmers.gov/cfap.