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Alfalfa growers asked to take survey to determine focus of future research programs.

October 13, 2020

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Alfalfa farmers are now eligible for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance and USDA's Farm Service Agency will be hosting the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Webinar specifically for alfalfa farmers on Thursday, October 15 at 12 p.m. central time. Click here to register for the webinar. CFAP 2 payments provide eligible producers financial assistance.

Farm Service Agency staff, including Supervisory Agricultural Program Specialist Calvin Gellatly, will review eligibility, the application process, and how payments are calculated. FSA staff will also take questions from participants. FSA will be accepting applications for CFAP 2 through Dec. 11, 2020.

Your input wanted

In other alfalfa news, the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance is conducting a survey to help define research focus.

To complete the online survey, click here.  Participants should complete the survey no later than Monday, Oct. 19.

Direction is needed to ensure the most critical research needs within the industry are being met. In an effort to identify those needs, NAFA is seeking input to help focus future research programs and projects. Alfalfa researchers, farmers, agronomists, seed marketers, and anyone involved with the alfalfa community are encouraged to share their views and complete the survey.

The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance is collaborating with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a research strategy for the alfalfa industry.

Through funding opportunities, including NAFA's Alfalfa Checkoff, USDA's Agricultural Research Service alfalfa research, and USDA's Alfalfa Seed & Alfalfa Forage Systems competitive research program, NAFA has built a critical mass in available research funding, making it desirable to have a focused research plan for the alfalfa industry.

Source: NAFA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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