Coronavirus food assistance program deadline nearing


Jackson County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Jeff Fisher reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.

The program provides relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

“Most of the crops and livestock raised in Indiana, including many of them raised in our area, are eligible commodities for this program,”  Fisher said.

Row crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, aquaculture and more are eligible for the CFAP 2. Producers may visit and 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 producers must complete a new application to be eligible for payment for CFAP 2.

Producers may call the county FSA office at 812-358-2367, ext. 2 for guidance on the process to complete an application. Producers also have the option to visit and access the online application portal or learn about other application options.

Producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process may call 877-508-8364.

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