USDA Direct Payments to Producers
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need.
USDA-FSA will start taking applications on May 26.
Full details can be found at Coronavirus Food Assistance Program>>
For more information, contact the Farm Service Agency at 919-496-3121 ext 2.