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USDA pays $7B in second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

 

Last updated 10/28/2020 at 8:54am



Press release

WASHINGTON — In the first month of the application period for the the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the USDA Farm Service Agency approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers,” USDA announced.

CFAP 2 provides agricultural producers with financial assistance to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since CFAP 2 enrollment began Sept. 21, FSA has approved more than 443,000 applications. The top five states for payments are Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Kansas. USDA has rel...



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