USDA Announces $14 Billion For CFAP Round 2
On Friday, USDA announced an additional $14 billion will be made available to farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. With applications already being accepted, Georgia fruit and vegetable producers may find this round of support more favorable than the initial program available this summer.
“America’s agriculture communities are resilient, but still face many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump is once again demonstrating his commitment to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers remain in business to produce the food, fuel, and fiber America needs to thrive,” said Secretary Perdue. “We listened to feedback received from farmers, ranchers and agricultural organizations about the impact of the pandemic on our nations’ farms and ranches, and we developed a program to better meet the needs of those impacted.”
Under the new program, specialty crops like fruits and vegetables will largely be classified in the “Sales Commodities” category. Payment calculations will be based on 2019 farm sales and producers will be paid on a 5-tier graduated payment schedule. Read more...
Public Field Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
Field hearings scheduled in Florida and Georgia on April 7 and April 9 will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date.
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