USDA Updates Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Eligibility and Deadline

USDA announced an update to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) that makes contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities eligible to apply. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set an October 12, 2021, deadline for all eligible producers to apply for or modify applications for CFAP 2. With this update, contract producers of broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, turkeys, hogs and pigs, ducks, geese, pheasants, and quail may be eligible for assistance. Grass seed has also been added as an eligible sales commodity. In addition, contract producers can now elect to use eligible revenue from January 1, 2018, through December 27, 2018, instead of that date range in 2019, if it is more representative.