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USDA includes crawfish in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program aiding farmers

Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that crawfish will now be covered under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to help farmers with financial losses from the pandemic.

CFAP provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.

The USDA is also extending the deadline to apply for the program to Sept. 11, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment.

The USDA also added other types of seafood to the "aquaculture" category of eligible commodities include catfish, bass, salmon, tilapia and trout.

Vist for more specifics and the application.

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