Coronavirus Food Assistance Program meetings slated

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The federal Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will host two meetings about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The first meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.

Both meetings will be held online and will present the same material. The meetings will be available to attend online or via conference phone call. Those interested should email Lynnette.wright@usda.gov to receive a calendar invite to the webinars. The call in number for the webinars is 347-690-4420; Conference ID: 498 402 089# for Wednesday’s session; or Conference ID: 478 383 664# for Thursday’s session.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is available to farmers and ranchers whose commodity prices have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. CFAP provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. FSA is accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28.

To find the latest information on CFAP, eligible crops, payment rates, application and payment calculator, visit farmers.gov/cfap. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Wright at 315-477-6309 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, by Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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