USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 19, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide $16 billion in direct payments to America's farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; applications can be submitted beginning May 26. Additionally, USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with distributors to purchase $3 billion in produce, dairy, and meat and deliver to those in need.
Emergency preparedness and response · Farmers and farmworkers · Food security and nutrition · Funding · Infectious diseases