USDA Secretary Perdue indicated on September 3 that the Department was preparing a new round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding.
Secretary Perdue said the department would announce the rules for the second round of payments next week but was clear that that losses by producers after April 15 (the current cut-off date for CFAP) will be covered by CFAP 2.0.
“The Secretary’s announcement that losses after April 15 will be eligible is very positive news. As more details about the new CFAP are made public, we hope to see a program that is easier to access and provides support to growers who suffered losses and need it,” said Kam Quarles, NPC CEO.
NPC will continue to update the industry as soon as details are released.