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CFAP 2 payment set at $55 per head

New coronavirus food assistance program now open, paying for non-breeding beef stock.

Alan Newport

September 23, 2020

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USDA's CFAP2 page

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) payment for beef cattle producers will be $55 per head on eligible cattle, which does not include bulls and cows.

The calculation will be based on a producer’s highest one-day inventory of eligible cattle between April 16 and August 31 of 2020, with that date selected by the producer. Beef producers can get more information on this page or apply through their local Farm Service Agency office.

Livestock eligible for CFAP 2 include beef cattle, hogs and pigs, and lambs and sheep. All equine, animals raised for breeding stock, companion or comfort animals, pets, and animals raised for hunting or game purposes are ineligible for CFAP 2.

More specifically, CFAP 2 payments are available for eligible producers of livestock commodities categorized as price trigger commodities. These price trigger commodities suffered a 5% or greater national price decline in a comparison of the average prices for the week of January 13-17, 2020, and July 27-31, 2020.

In order to qualify, the farmer (or legal farm entity) must have had an average adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016-2018, or earn more than 75% of their AGI from farming, ranching or forestry-related activities if it exceeds $900,000. Farmers must also comply with conservation provisions and may not have a controlled substance violation. Additional restrictions apply to foreign-owned farms.

About the Author(s)

Alan Newport

Editor, Beef Producer

Alan Newport is editor of Beef Producer, a national magazine with editorial content specifically targeted at beef production for Farm Progress’s 17 state and regional farm publications. Beef Producer appears as an insert in these magazines for readers with 50 head or more of beef cattle. Newport lives in north-central Oklahoma and travels the U.S. to meet producers and to chase down the latest and best information about the beef industry.

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