USDA program can help farmers
June 19, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture has payment details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that will help agricultural producers recoup partial losses due to the economic repercussions of COVID-19.
Commodities covered include specialty crops, corn, soybeans, hard red spring wheat, dairy, hogs, beef, wool, and other commodities experiencing a 5-percent price decline due to coronavirus. For the Carlton County area, the primary commodities covered in this financial assistance program are beef, dairy and hogs.
The USDA is accepting CFAP applications through Aug. 28. Farmers.gov provides detailed information on the application process and program parameters.
Producers should apply through the local Farm Service Agency service center at 218-720-5353, ext. 2, for an appointment.