The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a web seminar on recent changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
The department recently made some changes to the program, extending the deadline and adding numerous crops to the eligibility list.
The web seminar is at 3 p.m. Eastern Aug. 19. Registration is online
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will discuss the changes for the program. Applications are due Sept. 11; the previous deadline was Aug. 28.
Besides specialty crops, the USDA also added nursery crops and cut flowers to the eligibility list.
Specialty crop additions include herbs, Asian and Hispanic specialties.
As of Aug. 10, specialty crop producers had received $305.6 million of the $7.04 billion. Other sectors receiving funds, from largest to smallest, are livestock, non-specialty crops and dairy.
The two specialty crops in the top 10 of all commodities in the program are table stock russet potatoes with $31.6 million and strawberries, at almost $27 million; they are in the ninth and tenth, according to the USDA’s FCAP Dashboard, which is updated every Monday by 2 p.m. Eastern, according to the USDA.