The agricultural industry faces challenges – from shrinking demand to a strained supply chain. Farmers need relief from a crisis caused by the pandemic. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program was created to keep them financially afloat. This week on The Big Food Question, Eric Deeble (Policy Director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) walks us through the sometimes-complicated system that is CFAP.
Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/arcplc_program/index
Paycheck Protection Program: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
List of Eligible Specialty Crops: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/specialty
List of Eligible Non-Specialty Crops: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/non-specialty
List of Eligible Livestock: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/livestock
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: https://sustainableagriculture.net/
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