Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative to Include Dairy, Livestock, and Organic

As part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative announced in March, USDA pledged to continue Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments and to provide aid to producers and businesses left behind. USDA announced that implementation of the assistance during the next 60 days will include $6 billion in support to timber harvesters, biofuels, dairy farmers and processors, livestock farmers and contract growers of poultry, assistance for organic cost share, and grants for PPE. The initiative is focused on filling gaps in previous rounds of assistance and helping beginning, socially disadvantaged, and small and medium-sized producers that need support most.