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Deadline set for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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SPRINGFIELD–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

“FSA offers several options for farmers and ranchers to apply for CFAP, including a call center where employees can answer your questions and help you get started on your application,” said Richard Fordyce, FSA administrator.

Customers seeking one-on-one support can call 877-508-8364.

Producers have several options for applying.

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•Using an online portal, accessible at farmers.gov/cfap. This allows producers with secure USDA login credentials, known as eAuthentication, to certify eligible commodities online, digitally sign applications, and submit directly to the local USDA Service Center.

•Completing the application form using the CFAP Application Generator and Payment Calculator found at farmers.gov/cfap.

•Downloading the AD-3114 application form from farmers.gov/cfap and manually completing the form to submit to the local USDA Service Center.

All other eligibility forms, such as those related to adjusted gross income and payment information, can be downloaded from farmers.gov/cfap/apply. For existing FSA customers, these documents are likely already on file.

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

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