Varnum (Michigan): Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Announced – Farmers to Receive Direct Support

On May 19, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in relief for COVID-19 related losses to America’s farmers and ranchers. Applications will be accepted beginning May 26 from agricultural producers who have suffered losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to CFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with distributors to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat to deliver food to Americans in need. MORE.

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