CFAP payments top $20 billion


CFAP payments top $20 billion

The USDA has made more than $20 billion in combined direct payments to farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

As of November 11th, the agency has approved more than $10 billion each for CFAP1 and CFAP2.

Top payments for CFAP1 have been made for cattle, corn, milk, hogs, and soybeans while CFAP2 has made the most payments for corn, cattle, sales commodities, soybeans, and milk.

Sales commodities include specialty crops, aquaculture, nursery crops and floriculture, and other commodities not included in the price trigger and flat-rate categories.

Farmers in Iowa continue to receive the most payments from the CFAP2 program at nearly $953 million, followed by Nebraska with almost $688 million, Minnesota with nearly $666 million, Illinois with almost $638 million, and California at $618 million.

Other Brownfield states totals for CFAP2 include Arkansas with nearly $155 million, Indiana with $337 million, Michigan with nearly $273 million, Missouri at $335 million, Ohio at almost $266 million, South Dakota at almost $463 million, Tennessee with $128 million, and Wisconsin with $441 million.