The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has added new commodities to the list covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th.
Additional commodities now eligible for the program include a variety of specialty crops like pumpkins, rutabagas, shallots, tangelos; all types of sheep; aquaculture such as catfish, crawfish, salmon, and tilapia; nursery crops and flowers.
The original application deadline was August 28, but producers now have an additional two weeks to apply through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). In addition, producers with approved applications will now receive their final payments.
FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce discusses the announcements and what they mean for producers.
Interview with Richard Fordyce, USDA FSA
More information can be found at farmers.gov/cfap.