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USDA announces CFAP 2 deadline and contract producer assistance

by Megan Roberts, Extension educator The United States Department of Agriculture announced the sign-up deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) . The deadline for new or modified CFAP 2 sign-up is now October 12. This latest CFAP 2 announcement primarily affects sales-based commodities (e.g. specialty crops and livestock production) or livestock and poultry contract producers.  For many agricultural producers, there is no additional action required at this time for CFAP 2, as you have already signed up in the previous iteration of CFAP 2 in fall 2020 and/or you were already automatically sent additional assistance payments in late March or early April for certain eligible producers of cattle and row crops.*  In contrast, if you are an eligible farmer that has not yet received a CFAP 2 payment, a sales based commodity producer, and/or a contract producer, you may want to inquire very soon with Farm Service Agency about a new or modified CFAP 2 application.*** For sa