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Eggs and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Do you raise frozen or liquid eggs, with an agricultural operation that has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

The application period for CFAP ended on September 11 for most producers. FSA is accepting applications until October 9, 2020, for certain producers in Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas impacted by natural disasters.

USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Visit farmers.gov/cfap to learn more.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs. The application period for CFAP ended on September 11 for most producers. FSA is accepting applications until October 9, 2020, for certain producers in Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas impacted by natural disasters. Learn more at farmers.gov/cfap1.

 

Liquid and Frozen Egg Eligibility

USDA announced on August 11 that liquid eggs and frozen eggs are eligible for CFAP. Shell eggs and dried eggs are not eligible for CFAP due to not meeting the required five-percent-or-greater price decline, nationally.

Liquid egg and frozen egg producers can begin submitting CFAP applications the week of August 17.

 

CFAP Payments for Liquid Eggs and Frozen Eggs

CFAP payments for liquid and frozen eggs will be equal to the sum of the results of the following two calculations:

  1. First quarter production, multiplied by the CARES Act payment rate; and 
  2. First quarter production, multiplied by the CCC payment rate.

First quarter production is defined as production during January, February, and March of 2020. 

The following table lists liquid egg and frozen egg payment rates for CFAP.

Commodity Unit CARES Act Payment Rate ($/unit) CCC Payment Rate ($/unit)
Liquid Eggs Pound $0.05 $0.02
Frozen Eggs Pound $0.06 $0.02

Additional information for egg producers is available in our fact sheet, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Frozen and Liquid Eggs. This fact sheet is also available in Spanish and Puerto Rican Spanish.

 

Additional CFAP Information

Farm Service Agency staff at local USDA Service Centers will work with producers to file CFAP applications.

Visit farmers.gov/cfap1 for additional information on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, other eligible commodities, CFAP eligibility, payment limitations and structure, and how to apply.

 

Find Your Local Service Center

We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to COVID-19. While employees continue to staff our Service Centers, some are only available for phone appointments at this time. You can learn the status of your service center through this tool. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.

Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.