Marshall Applauds Inclusion of All Kansas Wheat Growers in CFAP 2 Program

September 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an additional $14 billion in assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The program will provide payments based on market disruptions and subsequent declines in market costs and distribution challenges to producers in all aspects of the agriculture industry.

Our farmers and ranchers never missed a day of work due to COVID but faced serious challenges associated with the ongoing pandemic,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. “This second round of payments continues this administration’s commitment to the agriculture industry and includes all Kansas wheat farmers, many of which were left out of the first round of payments. It is essential we continue to provide our hardworking farmers, ranchers and farm families with the resources and assistance necessary to continue providing Americans and the world the safest, highest quality, and most affordable food supply in the world.”

Financial assistance will be made available through the Commodity Credit Corporation and CARES Act funding to support impacted producers in all sectors of the agriculture industry. Payments will be issued for three categories: price-triggered commodities, flat-rate crops and sales commodities. Producers will receive 100 percent of the payment on the initial allocation. CFAP 2 retains the same eligibility requirements as CFAP 1. The application period will begin Sept. 21 and will remain open until Dec. 11, 2020. More details on each commodity and payment category can be found at: Farmer.gov/CFAP

Below are additional details for each payment group:

Price-triggered Commodities

Crops

  • These commodities met a minimum 5-percent price decline over a specified period of time
  • Eligible crops include: Barley, corn, sorghum, sunflowers, upland cotton and all classes of wheat (plus others)
  • Payments will be based on 2020 plated acres of the crop (excluding any prevented planting acres) 
  • Payments will be the greater of (1) eligible acres multiplied by a payment rate of $15/acres or (2) the eligible acres multiplied by a nationwide crop marketing percentage, multiplied by a crop-specific payment rate and then by the producer’s weighted 2020 Actual Production History (APH) approved yield using the rates below:

Commodity

Unit of Measure

Crop Marketing Percentage (%)

Payment Rate ($/Unit)

Barley

Bushel

63

$0.54

Corn

Bushel

40

$0.58

Cotton, Upland

Pound

46

$0.08

Sorghum

Bushel

55

$0.56

Soybeans

Bushel

54

$0.58

Sunflowers

Pound

44

$0.02

Wheat (All Classes)

Bushel

73

$0.54

Livestock

  • Eligible beef cattle, hogs, pigs, lamb and sheep payments will be based on the maximum owned inventory of eligible livestock, excluding breeding stock, on a date selected by the producer, between April 16 and Aug. 31, 2020
  • Payment rates are as follows: $55/head for beef cattle; $23/head for hogs and pigs; $27/head for lambs and sheep

Dairy

  • Payment will be based on actual milk production from April – August 2020. FSA will use those figures to estimate production for September – December 2020. 
  • Producers rates at $1.20/cwt  

Flat-rate Crops

  • Crops that either do not meet the 5-percent 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/acre. 
  • Eligible crops include: alfalfa, oats, hemp, millet, triticale, rapeseed and others

Sales Commodities

  • Eligible commodities include: specialty crops, aquaculture, nursery crops and floriculture, tobacco, goat milk, and other livestock (excluding breeding stock) not included under the price trigger category. 
  • Payment calculations will use a sales-based approach where producers are paid based on five payment graduations associated with their 2019 sales. 
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