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USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Direct Payments [Updated June 16, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "On April 17, 2020, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would initiate the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), valued at $19 billion, to provide immediate financial relief to farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] national emergency. According to Secretary Perdue, CFAP consists of two distinct initiatives: a $16 billion direct payment program for agricultural producers that have been impacted by the decline in commodity prices and the disruption in food supply chains related to COVID-19, and a $3 billion food purchase and distribution program for affected consumers referred to as the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. [...] This report describes the details of the larger of these two CFAP initiatives--the direct payment program. It describes how this program is funded and administered, including specific details on the calculation and implementation of payments."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46395
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2020-06-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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