The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) and Katie Kramer with the USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be delivering a webinar on Wednesday, September 29th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) application process and the new and extended opportunities provided by the program. If your agricultural operation has been impacted by the pandemic, we encourage you to participate in this webinar and apply for CFAP 2 aid.
Contact your FSA county office to file a CFAP 2 application. Applications are due on October 12, 2021.
USDA has amended the CFAP 2 payment calculation for sales-based commodities, which are primarily comprised of by specialty crops, to allow producers to substitute 2018 sales for 2019 sales. Previously, payments for producers of sales-based commodities were based only on 2019 sales, with 2019 used as an approximation of the amount the producer would have expected to market in 2020. Giving producers the option to substitute 2018 sales for this approximation, including 2018 crop insurance indemnities and 2018 crop year Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) payments, provides additional flexibility to producers of sales-based commodities who had reduced sales in 2019.
A complete list of all eligible sales-based commodities can be found at farmers.gov/cfap2/commodities. Producers of sales-based commodities can modify existing applications.
Please register below to participate in this webinar.
8/24/21 News Release: USDA Updates Pandemic Assistance for Livestock, Poultry Contract Producers and Specialty Crop Growers
September 29, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm
Olga Reding · · 515-412-4802
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