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February 4, 2021

Regulatory freeze stalls latest round of CFAP payments

In accordance with the White House memo, Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, USDA has suspended the processing and payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – Additional Assistance and has halted implementation until further notice. Farm Service Agency local offices will continue to accept applications during the evaluation period, USDA says. USDA’s Farm Service Agency previously announced Jan. 15 it would be accepting new or modified CFAP applications from eligible producers January 19 through February 26, 2021. Certain producers were to receive updated payments automatically with the estimated $2.3 billion that would be available. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provided an additional $13 billion to help farmers and ranchers continue to recover. Read more