Tyrrell farmers can now apply online for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program help

Published 11:51 am Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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By Wendy B. Modlin

County Executive Director

Washington and Tyrrell-Dare FSA

Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is also leveraging commercial document storage and e-signature solutions to enable producers to work with local Service Center staff to complete their applications from home. FSA is accepting applications now through August 28.

“CFAP provides timely financial support to eligible agricultural producers impacted by COVID-19,” said Eddie Woodhouse, State Executive Director for FSA in North Carolina. “I encourage North Carolina farmers to apply immediately through one of the simple processes outlined on farmers.gov.”

Producers can access the new CFAP application portal at farmers.gov/cfap, which outlines all options for signing and submitting CFAP applications to meet the business needs of individual producers.

Producers can also find an application generator and payment calculator to help identify sales and inventory records needed to apply and calculate potential payments.