The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding specialty crop growers that the deadline for submitting applications for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Sept. 11.
Applications for the program, https://www.farmers.gov/cfap, were originally due Aug. 28, but the USDA extended the deadline to Sept. 11.
The program is administered through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, and is the sister program to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
As of Aug. 31, CFAP payments to specialty crop growers was $528 million of the total $9.44 billion in payments to agriculture producers, including livestock and dairy producers, according to the USDA’s CFAP Dashboard, which is updated on Mondays.
According the USDA, of the top 10 payments, by commodity, includes table stock russet potatoes at No. 8 with $63.45 million and strawberries at No. 9 with $39.73 million. Almond growers have received $88.33 million.