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· CFAP Deadline is Here
· Deadline for CFAP sign-up approaching
CFAP Deadline is Here
By Eric Pfeiffer, Hoosier Ag Today
Sep 10, 2020
Producers- Friday is the deadline to register for round one of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP.
“If they have not gone in and signed up for CFAP, they need to call their local office, get an appointment, get put on a register, so we can go ahead and get them enrolled into the CFAP program,” says Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steve Brown. He says producers have continued to come in and get registered as the deadline approached.
“We’ve been putting out roughly $1 million a day. I think we’re right up to $244 million today. So, we’ve continued to sign applicants up and make payments.”
Brown says there is always concern that someone might miss out on money that they are entitled to simply because they didn’t know about the program or that it would apply to them, but he’s hoping no one misses out on CFAP.
“CFAP has been a little easier to administer. I think our WHIP+ program is where I will have concerns down the road when they do announce a deadline that we might miss somebody. Sure, we have the ability to miss somebody in CFAP. Somebody might just not have heard about it. Maybe a livestock producer that is generally ineligible for payments but they are now. So, yeah, I have concerns, but I hope we’ve done a good job of getting the word out...
Deadline for CFAP sign-up approaching
By Rhiannon Branch, Brownfield
September 10, 2020
Friday, September 11 is the final day to sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through the USDA.
Producers can sign up online or at their local USDA service center.
As of Tuesday, more than $9.7 billion have been paid out or are in review for disbursement to farmers. Nearly 50% of funds have gone to livestock producers, 26% to non-specialty crops including corn, soybeans...
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