Updated Farmers’ Guide to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2nd Edition June 17, 2020
On June 17, 2020, Farmers’ Legal Action Group published an updated Farmers’ Guide to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). There have been a number of changes to the CFAP program since the first edition of this Guide was published on May 29, 2020. These include a new Handbook that USDA released that governs CFAP, and new rules in the Federal Register. That has meant changes to commodity eligibility, for example, and to the sort of documents that USDA expects farmers to have when they apply for CFAP. Some of the changes, unfortunately, have been confusing and contradictory. In addition, this Second Edition of the Guide includes more information on the possibility of farmer appeals of USDA decisions on CFAP, as well as on USDA’s discrimination complaint process. This guide, and any of its updated successors, is available at http://www.flaginc.org/covid-19-guide/.