USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Include Hemp

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9/21/2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that additional assistance is available to producers who have been impacted by the pandemic through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2), and hemp is included. Signup for the program starts on September 21 and is open until December 11, 2020. Producers can apply through FSA county offices.

There are 3 categories of commodities that are eligible. Hemp falls under the category of flat-rate crops, which are defined as the following:

“Crops that either do not meet the 5% price decline trigger or do not have data available to calculate a price change will have payments calculated based on eligible 2020 acres multiplied by $15 per acre. These crops include alfalfa, extra long staple (ELS) cotton, oats, peanuts, rice, hemp, millet, mustard, safflower, sesame, triticale, rapeseed and several others.”

Additional information and application is available.

Read the full press release from USDA.