I want to make sure you are aware that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2 application period has reopened. Farmers and producers are currently able to apply for coronavirus assistance payments.
During COVID-19 relief negotiations, I have continued to advocate for farmers and producers impacted by the pandemic. After CFAP 1, I was pleased to see an expansion of support under CFAP 2. When the CFAP 2 deadline was approaching in December, I urged USDA to extend the application deadline to ensure all farmers and producers could apply. I’m pleased to report that USDA has reopened the application so more farmers can access these critically needed payments.
Eligible farmers in NY-19 can apply for these funds. Click here to learn more about the program and to see if you qualify. To apply online, click here. For one-on-one application support, applicants may contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office. A list of local FSAs can be found on USDA’s website. Applicants can also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee.
Family farming is a time-honored tradition upstate and it is essential to our rural way of life. That’s why I will continue fighting to ensure our small family farmers get the help they need during this public health crisis and beyond.