CORONAVIRUS: Support for Massachusetts Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the additional assistance on January 15, 2021, which includes expanding Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities and updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for earlier assistance. This additional assistance builds on about $23.6 billion in payments made available through CFAP 1 and CFAP 2 earlier signups.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept new or modified CFAP applications from eligible producers January 19 through February 26, 2021. Certain producers will receive updated payments automatically. Producers who are modifying their applications should contact their local USDA Service Center for assistance. Producers who are filing new applications should contact their Service Center or call 1-877-508-8364 for one-on-one support. Additional information for those now eligible to apply for CFAP 2 or for eligible producers making CFAP 2 application modifications is available here.
We will update this page as further programmatic details are available from federal agencies and to reflect the most current information about state and federal resources.