Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Details

posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Dealer News

Farm Service Agency staff at local USDA Service Centers will work with producers to file applications. USDA will begin accepting applications on May 26, 2020.

Eligibility:

CFAP assistance is available to livestock producers who have an ownership interest in eligible livestock that have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and face additional significant costs in marketing their inventories due to unexpected surplus and disrupted markets. Livestock eligible for CFAP include cattle, hogs, and sheep. Cattle are specifically defined as follows:

Feeder Cattle (<600 lbs.)

Feeder Cattle (> 600 lbs.)

Slaughter Cattle: Fed Cattle

Slaughter Cattle: Mature Cattle

All Other Cattle (not including livestock used, or intended for, dairy production).

Visit https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/livestock for complete information.

You can find contact information for your local USDA Service Center here: https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app