Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Farmers
Butler County Farmers who have seen their markets disrupted by Coronavirus may be eligible to participate in the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This United States Department of Agriculture program is part of the CARES act passed by congress earlier this year. Many types of crops and livestock have seen prices negatively impacted by the virus. The FSA Service Center is accepting applications from until August 28, 2020. There are lot of ways to be eligible for the program and interested farmers should check out farmers.gov/cfap for more information. Payment rates for many different commodities may also be found at the website. There is also a call center that will provide assistance for those wanting one on one assistance with the application process. The call center can be reached at 1-877-508-8364. Farmers can apply on-line and our local service center is providing assistance by telephone, by appointment only. Please be patient with local office staff and have all your records ready before trying to apply.
For more information, contact the Butler County Extension Office at 102 Parkway Lane, Morgantown or call 270-526-3767.
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Submitted by Greg Drake III