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More than $9.2 billion in CFAP payments issued

Iowa producers have received the most aid thus far, with 48,255 receiving more than $921 million.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed Wednesday that USDA will be offering a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program aid, with more details expected after Labor Day.

USDA is accepting applications for CFAP Round 1 through Sept. 11, 2020. The original application deadline was Aug. 28, 2020.

Eligible commodities include: Specialty and non-specialty crops, wool, livestock, dairy, nursery crops and cut flowers, aquaculture and eggs.

As of Aug. 24, more than $9.2 billion has been paid to 557,592 producers, with Iowa producers receiving the most aid. In total, 48,255 applications have been approved from Iowa producers and payments totaling more than $921 million have been paid.

Rounding out the top six in payment amounts:

  • Nebraska, $663 million;
  • Minnesota, $573 million;
  • Texas, $544 million;
  • California, $515 million, and
  • Wisconsin, $503 million.

Cattle producers have received the most payments at $3.992 billion. Other commodities in the top 10:

  • Milk, $1.699 billion;
  • Corn, $1.634 billion;
  • Hogs, $573 million;
  • Soybeans, $466 million;
  • Cotton-upland, $237 million;
  • Almonds, $86 million;
  • Potatoes-Russets-Fresh-RUS, $55 million;
  • Sheep, $38 million, and
  • Strawberries, $38 million.

The top states receiving aquanursery payments:

  • Louisiana, $9 million;
  • Alabama, $776,458;
  • Missouri, $381,689;
  • Florida, $301, 561;
  • Mississippi, $294,380, and
  • Oregon, $231,729.

The top states for dairy payments:

  • Wisconsin, $333 million;
  • California, $251 million;
  • New York, $161 million;
  • Minnesota, $105 million, and
  • Pennsylvania, $101 million.

The top states for livestock payments:

  • Iowa, $454 million;
  • Texas, $407 million;
  • Nebraska, $397 million;
  • South Dakota, $319 million;
  • Oklahoma, $317 million;
  • Kansas, $314 million;
  • Missouri, $246 million, and
  • Minnesota, $238 million.

The top states for non-specialty payments:

  • Iowa, $415 million;
  • Illinois, $293 million;
  • Nebraska, $255 million;
  • Minnesota, $228 million, and
  • Indiana, $134 million.

The top states for specialty payments:

  • California, $167 million;
  • Florida, $75 million, and
  • Idaho, $51 million.

Visit farmers.gov/coronavirus to learn more about USDA assistance for farmers and ranchers.

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