Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA announced they are extending the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program which has allowed many maple producers to receive money to help cover losses suffered as a result of the pandemic. The original deadline was September 11, but this extension gives producers a chance to apply through December 11.

The application process is not difficult. All of the details are available here, under “Specialty Crops”: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap

Producers seeking assistance can contact their local USDA service center, which can be found here: https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus/service-center-status