USDA reopens signup for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that signup has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The initial CFAP 2 signup ended on Dec. 11, 2020, but USDA has reopened sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning April 5, 2021, for producers to apply or make modifications to existing applications.

CFAP 2 programs provides direct financial relief to producers due to market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

“Most of the crops and livestock raised in Louisiana, including many of them raised in our area, are eligible commodities for this program,” said Cecily Plaisance, county executive director for FSA in Natchitoches/ Sabine/Winn Parish. “If you missed getting an application in last fall, you now have the opportunity to apply for assistance. Our staff will help you through the application process, or if you need to make any modifications to your exiting application.”

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition

Rate this article: 
No votes yet