The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide $16 billion in Direct Support to Farmers and Ranchers. This is designed to assist with losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up has begun and will continue until the close of business on August 28th. Benefits are available for livestock including cattle, sheep (yearlings and lambs only), and hogs. Dairy milk is eligible but has a separate payment calculation. Many specialty and non-specialty crops are also included. For more details specific crops and payment amounts please click on this link: CFAP Payments Final 5 20 2020
The Farm Service Agency is handling the application process. You do not need to have participated in any of their programs in the past to be eligible. Please call them at 740-670-5340 to start the process.