Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) has released a new publication, Farmers’ Guide to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) 3rd Edition. CFAP 2 is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that gives direct payments to farmers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This 3rd Edition includes recent changes to the program that expand the eligibility of contract growers to include producers of ducks, geese, pheasants, and quail, as well as producers of hogs, pigs, broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, and turkeys. In addition, the 3rd Edition explains the recent changes to how CFAP 2 payments are calculated, including a change that allows farmers to substitute their 2018 sales and indemnities for their 2019 sales and indemnities. This change is beneficial for farmers who had a higher production in 2018 than 2019.
The original signup period for CFAP 2 began on September 21, 2020, and ended on December 11, 2020. The signup period was reopened on April 5, 2021. The final deadline to sign up for CFAP 2 is October 12, 2021.
This Guide, and any of its updated successors, can be found at http://www.flaginc.org/covid-19-guide/.