Tag Archives: Covid-19

Signup for COVID-19 relief payments could begin soon

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Friday, May 15, completed its review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plans to provide farmers with $16 billion in direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. That approval means USDA could announce signup for the COVID-19 relief program any day. Although the program signup is not currently open, USDA is urging farmers and ranchers to begin several steps of the application process ahead of time. Under the CARES Act, USDA will distribute $16 billion to farmers… Read More →

Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who have suffered losses during the 2020 marketing year due to COVID-19. About the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance program on April 17, 2020. CFAP will use funding and authorities provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other USDA… Read More →

It’s only natural

Heading into the fifth month since COVID-19 was first reported, many of us have come face-to-face with a sobering realization: sometimes, nature is actively seeking to harm us. But it’s nothing personal. In fact, it’s only natural. Diseases are about as natural as they come. Bacteria and viruses evolve or mutate over time in order to s Bubonic plague, Spanish flu, measles, polio…there hasn’t been a time in history untouched by a devastating, widespread illness. But we live in the 21st Century. Faced with the first global pandemic… Read More →

Live webinar on COVID-19 economic relief programs – FREE for all Texas farmers

Given the extraordinary financial stresses affecting producers, many farmers are hoping that the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) new loan programs established in the CARES Act may help keep their businesses in operation. The implementation of these economic relief options has generated many questions that Texas Corn Producers (TCP) aims to help the state’s farmers answer. The webinar is at 11 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 22. Participants must pre-register for the online event. Click on the link below and scroll down for more information and to register. https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?e=d6fbaea4bf&u=ae8ba2f5b61fc5678e159ab8a&id=ab9cff9784… Read More →