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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a web seminar to discuss the new commodities added and price adjustments made to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

The web seminar is at 3 p.m. Eastern July 14. Registration is available online.

The USDA made adjustments to a number of commodities in the CFAP’s “Category 1,” for sales losses, adding apples, potatoes and other commodities and dropping peaches and rhubarb. The changes were made after reviewing market data and comments from growers and trade groups, according to the USDA.

More than three dozen items were added to another category in the program.

Of the $16 billion for direct payments to producers, specialty crop growers were allocated $2.1 billion.

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications in the program through Aug. 28.

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