The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program’s second round was announced on September 18, 2020. President Donald J. Trump and Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, announced $14 billion dollars to go towards relief to agricultural producers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CFAP 2 will be available to the following categories of commodities:
- Price Trigger Commodities
- Flat-Rate Crops
- Sales Commodities
If you are an applicant who is a corporation, LLC, a LP, trusts, or an estate, you may qualify for additional payments. To qualify for the additional payments, the members must be actively managing/laboring on the farm.
Each payment has a limitation of $250,000. Producers must be under $900,000 Adjusted Gross Income, or more than 75% of income comes from farming or ranching. The last requirement is the producer must be in compliance with the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions.
Applying for CFAP 2
“To complete the CFAP 2 application, producers will need to reference their sales, inventory, and other records. However, since CFAP 2 is a self-certification program, this documentation will not need to be submitted with the application. Because applications are subject to County Committee review and spot check, some producers will be required to provide documentation. Producers should retain the records and documentation they use to complete the application. Information on additional documents is provided at farmers.gov/cfap/apply.” Stated by the USDA’s website about Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.
How much will my payment be?
- Cattle- $55 per head, excluding breeding stock
- Hogs- $23 per head
- Corn – 23.2 cents
- Beans – 31.32 cents
- Wheat – 39.42 cents
- Barley – 34.02 cents
- Sorghum – 30.08 cents