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· CFAP Part Two Announcement Coming This Week
· Perdue says CFAP2 will address cattle industry concerns about April 15th cutoff date
CFAP Part Two Announcement Coming This Week
By NAFB News Service
via Hoosier Ag Today (IN) - Sep 7, 2020
As recently as September 1, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said USDA was finishing up writing the rules for the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
Late last week at a stop in Iowa, the secretary said the rules have been written and they’ll be announced this week.
The first $16 billion in funding during the first round of the program was geared to the first quarter of 2020. The idea was to just get the aid out the door as quickly as possible to whoever needed it.
Round two of the program will factor in more producer feedback to make it a program that works best for the people who truly need it. According to AgWeb, payments in the second round will compensate producers for any losses they had from April 15 through the end of 2020.
The deadline for applying during the first round of CFAP is this Friday, September 11. He says round two payments will go to the same commodities they did in the first round...
Perdue says CFAP2 will address cattle industry concerns about April 15th cutoff date
By Ken Anderson, Brownfield
September 4, 2020
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses reporters Friday at a news conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was joined by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says rules for the next round of Coronavirus Food Assistance (CFAP) payments will be announced next week.
Secretary Perdue says CFAP2 will address cattle producer concerns about the April 15th cutoff date in CFAP1.
“There was kind of a cliff drop-off over the April 15th date,” Perdue says. “The initial CFAP of the 16 billion in direct payment went through April 15th and it was a huge difference between whether you sold your cattle inventory prior to April 15th or afterwards. This CFAP2 will help to smooth that out.”
But Perdue told reporters in Iowa on Thursday that CFAP2 will not include payments to biofuels producers. He said USDA will...
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