The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is meant to be an improvement over the first program. More commodities will be included in CFAP 2, including sugarbeets, all classes of wheat and turkey production. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the program also addresses eligibility concerns from cattle producers. “There was some legitimacy regarding cattlemen’s concerns in the first program. We had to cut eligibility off on April 15,” says Perdue. “Cattlemen who sold prior to April 15 were treated more generously than those who held cattle after that time. This new program will smooth things out to a large degree and make people who held their cattle back much more pleased.” CFAP sign-up will continue to take priority at local FSA offices. If farmers want to calculate payments, an excel spreadsheet will be released here with more details on Monday. Hear the exclusive RRFN interview.