May 14, 2020
USDA’s COVID-19 direct payment webinar recording available

USDA has posted a recording of the webinar for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program held Thursday, May 14.

The recording is available on the Farmers.gov YouTube channel for immediate viewing and will be posted later today at farmers.gov/cfap.

As part of USDA’s April 17 announcement of a $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP), USDA will provide $16 billion in direct support based on losses for agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted. Also, USDA will assist eligible producers facing additional adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand and short-term oversupply for the 2020 marketing year caused by COVID-19.

USDA hosted this webinar to share what information is needed to apply for direct payments through CFAP, once the application period begins. The webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application process and required documentation prior to the official beginning of signup. Producers who are new to participating in FSA programs are especially encouraged to join the webinar.






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