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FSA hosting webinars on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

 


Press release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Montana is hosting two webinars open to the public June 8 and June 15.

Producers and others involved in agriculture will have an opportunity to learn about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program available to farmers and ranchers whose operations have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The CFAP will provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The webinars will highlight basic program information and educational outreach resources that are available.

People can join the Montana FSA webinars through the following links:

Monday, June 8, 3 p.m., CFAP Webinar for Montana Agriculture Stakeholders Montana Webinar, https://bit.ly/3gScE0z .

Monday, June 15, 9 a.m. CFAP Webinar for Montana Agriculture Producers, https://bit.ly/3dACdBy .

When joining the meeting, attendees will be transfered to a page where they can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app. If they already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically. If they don’t have a Teams account, they may join the meeting as a guest. The webinars will be recorded and will be publicly available following each session.

FSA is accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28. To find the latest information on CFAP, including forms and the contact information for the local Service Center, visit http://farmers.gov/CFAP .

People with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Jennifer Cole at 406-654-1333, ext. 116, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, and [email protected] by June 6.

USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with producers by phone, mail, email, fax and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment.

More information can be found at http://farmers.gov/coronavirus .

 

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