Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for Non-Speciality Crop Producers

Publication Date

Summer 6-19-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1072


The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for non-specialty crops provides help for producers of commodities that suffered significant price declines from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to non-specialty crops, CFAP payments are also available for wool, livestock, dairy and specifically mentioned eligible specialty crops.1,2

Producers of non-specialty crops (see table 2 for eligible crops) who suffered a five percent or greater price decrease are eligible to apply through August 28, 2020. The five percent price decrease uses the January 13-17 average price relative to April 6-9 average price. The payment will be paid based on inventory subject to price risk on January 15, 2020. Table 1 shows the USDA’s explanation of inventory subject to price risk.3,4

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Farmers, Farms, Producers