Farmers reminded of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 assistance deadline

Brookville, IN – Franklin County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lisa Hollars reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct financial relief to producers due to market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

Row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture, and more all are eligible for the CFAP 2. Producers are encouraged to click here and then click on the “Eligible Commodities Finder” to review eligible commodities and learn about the payment structure for each. CFAP 2 is a separate program from the first iteration of the program (CFAP 1) and interested producers must complete a new application to be eligible for payment for CFAP 2.

Producers are encouraged to call the Franklin County FSA office at 765-647-2651, ext. 2 for guidance on the process to complete an application. Producers also have the option to click here to access the online application portal or learn about other application options. A call center is also available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance.