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Jones Walker Alert: USDA Announces New Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Farmers, Ranchers, and Consumers

Jones Walker Alert: USDA Announces New Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Farmers, Ranchers, and Consumers

In a press release from Washington, DC, on April 17, 2020, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the existence of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take a number of actions to render direct aid to American farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump directed the USDA to craft this immediate relief program to provide critical support to US farmers and ranchers, to maintain the integrity of the food supply chain, and to ensure Americans continue to have access to the food they need. The CFAP will receive $19 billion in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), as well as from other USDA-related entities such as the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

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