GREENWICH, N.Y. — In response to the Pandemic, which has caused massive market disruptions to commodities, USDA has enacted the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
Apply today. The worksheets at the bottom of this release can help you navigate the application. At this time, the office is still closed to the public. We are working 1-2 per office. The rest are working remotely from home.
Options to signup for this program are limited to email, postal mail, and possibly an in-person meeting (outside the office).
Here is a brief synopsis of what is needed to sign up for the program:
Dairy: Milk production for the months of January, February, and March of 2020.
Row crops: Total tons of corn silage or bushels of shelled corn grown in 2019. This also applies to soybeans.
Row crops: Tons of corn silage or bushels of shelled corn that were not sold or were not fed out on January 15, 2020. This also applies to soybeans.
Livestock: Dairy cull cows sold for beef between January 15, 2020 and April 15, 2020 that were owned inventory on January 15, 2020. (What this means is you can’t count any cows you purchased and sent for beef after 1-15-20.)
Livestock: Bull calves sent for beef between January 15, 2020 and April 15, 2020.
Livestock: Beef cattle, hogs, & sheep less than 2 years old are all eligible. There are 2 categories as follows:
-Total sales of eligible livestock between January 15th and April 15th, 2020.
-Highest inventory of eligible livestock between April 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 (there are several categories of beef cattle & hogs based on weight but DOES NOT include DAIRY ).
Please call your local FSA office with questions.
–USDA/Farm Service Agency Washington County
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