Are you a broiler, egg, or pullet producer whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. This is part of a larger initiative to improve USDA pandemic assistance to producers.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency is currently accepting new and modified CFAP 2 applications.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 24 the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin providing additional financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and producers impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions. Resources for these payments were approved by Congress in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
The original application period for CFAP 2 was September 21 through December 11, 2020. USDA will reopen CFAP 2 signup for all eligible producers beginning April 5, 2021. A deadline for signup will be announced at a later date. Learn more at farmers.gov/cfap.
Broiler, Egg, and Pullet Eligibility
CFAP 2 payments are available for eligible producers of broilers and eggs, which are categorized as price trigger commodities. Specifically, price trigger commodities suffered a five percent-or-greater national price decline in a comparison of the average prices for the week of January 13-17, 2020, and July 27-31, 2020.
Eggs eligible for CFAP 2 include dried, frozen, liquid, and shell eggs.
Pullets are also eligible for CFAP 2 as a sales commodity. Pullet producers are eligible to apply for CFAP 2 under CFAP Additional Assistance.
Commodities grown under a contract in which the grower has ownership and production risk are eligible for CFAP 2, and certain contract growers are eligible for assistance through CFAP 2 under CFAP Additional Assistance. Payments for contract growers are currently on hold and are likely to require modifications to the regulation as part of a broader evaluation. FSA will continue to accept applications from interested contract growers during this evaluation period.
CFAP 2 Payments for Broilers
For broilers, payments will be equal to:
- 75 percent of the producer’s 2019 broiler production
- Multiplied by the payment rate of $1.01 per bird (head).
Payments for broiler producers who began farming in 2020 and had no production in 2019 will be based on the producer’s actual 2020 broiler production as of the date the producer submits an application for payment.
CFAP 2 Payments for Eggs
Payments for eggs will be equal to 75 percent of the producer’s 2019 egg production multiplied by the Commodity Credit Corporation payment rate. Payments for egg producers who began farming in 2020 and had no production in 2019 will be based on the producer’s actual 2020 egg production as of the producer’s application date.
The following table lists commodity-specific payment rates for eligible egg commodities.
|Commodity||Units of Measure||Payment Rate ($/Unit)|
CFAP 2 Payments for Pullets
Pullet producers are eligible for assistance through CFAP 2. This is one of several commodities that experienced COVID-19 market disruptions that was made eligible through CFAP Additional Assistance.
Payments for pullets is equal to:
- The amount of the producer’s eligible sales in calendar year 2019, multiplied by
- The payment rate for that range.
|2019 Sales Range||Percent Payment Factor for the Producer’s 2019 Sales
of Eligible Commodities Falling in the Range
|$0 to $49,999||10.6%|
|$50,000 to $99,999||9.9%|
|$100,000 to $499,999||9.7%|
|$500,000 to $999,999||9.0%|
|Sales over $1 million||8.8%|
Payments for pullet producers who began farming in 2020 and had no sales in 2019 will be based on the producer’s actual 2020 sales as of the producer’s application date.
Example: A producer’s 2019 sales of pullets totaled $75,000. The payment is calculated as ($49,999 times 10.6%) plus ($25,001 times 9.9%) equals a total payment of $7,775.
Visit farmers.gov/cfap/apply to learn more about submitting a new CFAP 2 application for broilers, eggs, or pullets.
Additional CFAP Information
Visit farmers.gov/cfap for more information on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, including eligible commodities, producer eligibility, payment limitations and structure, and the latest program resources.
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