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Farm Service Agency accepting CFAP applications through Friday

The Lincoln-Franklin County Farm Service Agency Office will accept new or modified CFAP applications from eligible producers until Friday, Feb. 26. Certain producers will receive updated payments automatically.

Certain contract producers are now eligible for assistance through CFAP. Eligible producers must:

• Have raised broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, turkeys, hogs or pigs under a contract in 2019 and 2020.

• Demonstrate a drop in revenue for the period from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 27, 2020, as compared to the period from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 27, 2019.

• Provide a copy of their contract.

Payments are based on eligible revenue for 2019, minus eligible revenue for 2020, multiplied by up to 80%. 

Turfgrass sod producers and pullet producers are now eligible for assistance through CFAP. These are two of several commodities that experienced COVID-19 market disruptions but had not been explicitly included in the initial CFAP 2 rule.

FSA will take application information by phone and provide services by mail or email.  For more information, call 601-833-9321, (Ext. 2); e-mail melissa.jordan@usda.gov; or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.