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CFAP 2.0 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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Mercer County farmers and ranchers are encouraged to sign up for the CFAP 2.0 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Many producers have called asking about this program and what they need to do to sign up. The eligibility requirements have been loosened and almost all producers will receive some type of payment. The article below gives the details how to learn more about this program. The program is free of charge and you can access it by phone or computer.

Producers who intend to apply for assistance through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2.0) will have an opportunity to learn about the program during a webinar that North Dakota State University Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hosting on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. Central time.

On Sept. 21, the FSA started accepting applications for CFAP 2.0. CFAP 2.0 provides direct relief to agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

“CFAP 2.0 has been updated to include new payment categories for specialty crops and other commodities and expanded the eligibility for some commodities,” says Brad Thykeson, state executive director of the North Dakota FSA office. “This webinar will provide guidance for producers on the application process.”

The North Dakota FSA will discuss the following topics:

  • Sales commodities, specialty crops and specialty livestock
  • Livestock, dairy, eggs and broilers
  • Acreage-based crops
  • Payment limitation and compliance

This a good opportunity for North Dakota crop and livestock producers to learn about the program, according to Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm management specialist.

“Almost all producers would be eligible for some type of payment,” he says.

To register for the webinar, visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement.

Participants may ask questions during the live webinar. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be archived at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement for later viewing.

Source: Miranda Meehan, 701-231-7683, miranda.meehan@ndsu.edu

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