USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 differs from the first version of CFAP, excluding dairy farmers from receiving assistance for losses from meat produced from breeding animals. While milk production is the primary revenue stream for dairy farmers, significant income also comes from cull cows. A letter has been sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue by 15 senators, including Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, asking USDA to reverse the decision preventing dairy cows and other breeding animals from eligibility for CFAP 2 payments.
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