The Farm Service Agency is sending out payments to farmers as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers program. That’s the COVID relief that replaces the third Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. “The name was changed in the Biden administration and if you’re talking with FSA folks, you should probably use that acronym,” said Kent Thiesse, farm management analyst and vice president, MinnStar Bank. These are $20 per acre payments for price trigger crops like barley, corn, soybeans and wheat. The FSA is automatically issuing these payments to eligible acres reported in CFAP 2 applications. Cattle producers are also receiving payments automatically, if they qualify. Farmers can make modifications to previous CFAP 2.0 applications or if they did not sign-up, farmers have until June to apply. The Paycheck Protection Program is also available for farmers.
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