Minnesota Turkey thanks Congressional delegation for CFAP aid
The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is thanking members of Congress who pushed for turkey to be included in the next Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
Executive director Sarah Anderson says Minnesota lawmakers like Collin Peterson, Tim Emmer, Angie Craig, Jim Hagedorn and Tina Smith went to bat for turkey farmers at a very stressful time, and MTGA appreciates their work in securing assistance for farm families through advocacy to the USDA.
Under CFAP2, independent turkey producers who experienced losses from April until the end of the year can apply for aid through their local Farm Service Agency.
Anderson says although it appears breeding livestock and contract growers are excluded from the program, the association continues to work for coverage for those farmers.
Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production and has the most independent producers.