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More than $2.9 billion paid through CFAP

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USDA has paid more than $1.4 billion to livestock producers as part of COVID-19 assistance program; program signup continues through Aug. 28.

As of June 15, USDA's Farm Service Agency has processed $2.9 billion in payments to 220,280 producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Total payments to non-specialty growers totals $758.4 million and there have been 112,410 applications. There have been 1,512 applications for specialty grower payments and $53.3. million has been paid. More than $1.4 billion has been paid to livestock producers and there have been 148,672 applications. There have been 12,084 applications for dairy aid and payments total more than $666.98 million.

The program provides financial assistance to producers who incurred a 5% or greater price decline due to COVID-19 or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions.

Eligible commodities include:

  • Non-specialty: Malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, and hard red spring wheat
  • Wool
  • Livestock: cattle, hogs, and sheep (lambs and yearlings only)
  • Dairy
  • Specialty crops:
    • Apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons
    • Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, dry onions, green onions, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, taro
    • Almonds, pecans, walnuts
    • Other: Beans and mushrooms.

Program signup began May 26 and continues through Aug. 28.

Here's some information gleaned from the June 15 data:

  • The top states for non-specialty payments are Iowa, $143.7 million; Illinois, $95.9 million, and Nebraska, $89.8 million.
  • The top states for dairy payments are Wisconsin, $156.2 million; California, $87.5 million, and New York, $79.1 million.
  • The states with more than 1,000 applications for dairy payments are Wisconsin with 2.975; New York with 1,467; Pennsylvania with 1,207 and Minnesota with 1,012.
  • The top states for livestock payments are Iowa, $149.9 million; Kansas, $120.9 million; Nebraska, $113.4 million; Oklahoma, $104.5 million, and Texas, $100.6 million.
  • The top states for specialty payments are Florida, $20.2 million; $15.0 million, California, and $2.2 million, New Mexico.
  • Alaska has four applicants, but producers there haven't received any money yet.
  • There have been two applications from Rhode Island, but they haven't received any money yet.

CFAP Assistance For Farmers aid chart

CFAP Assistance For Farmers aid chart

CFAP Assistance For Farmers aid chart

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