Updated Version of Farmers’ Guide to The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Now Available

Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) has released a new publication, Farmers’ Guide to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) 3rd Edition. CFAP 2 is a USDA program that gives direct payments to farmers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This 3rd Edition of the guide includes recent changes to the program that expand the eligibility of contract growers to include producers of ducks, geese, pheasants, and quail, as well as producers of hogs, pigs, broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, and turkeys. In addition, the 3rd Edition explains the recent changes to how CFAP 2 payments are calculated, including a change that allows farmers to substitute their 2018 sales and indemnities for their 2019 sales and indemnities. This change is beneficial for farmers who had a higher production in 2018 than 2019. Note that the final deadline to sign up for CFAP 2 is October 12, 2021.