If you are a poultry farmer who was affected by Coronavirus, you may qualify for compensation from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Assistance. The USDA is providing assistance for poultry farmers whose operations were directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. If your earnings were less in 2020 than 2019's earning, you may be compensated up to 80% of the difference.
Eligible producers must:
- have raised broilers, pullets, layers, chicken eggs, turkeys, hogs, or pigs under a contract in 2019 and 2020.
- demonstrate a drop in revenue for the period from January 1 2020, through December 27, 2020, as compared to the period from January 1, 2019, through December 27, 2019.
- provide a copy of their contract and documentation to support the information provided on their application.
To apply for assistance, you may do so from January 15, 2021-February 26, 2021. Contact the local USDA Farm Service Agency office to apply.
FSA Agency Numbers:
Boone County: (870) 741-8600
Carroll County: (870) 423-2767
Madison County: (479) 738-6321
- A copy of your 2019 & 2020 Integrator 1099
- A copy of the signed contract
These documents will confirm that the amount earned in 2020 was less than the amount earned in 2019. If there is a shortfall between the two years earnings, you may be compensated up to 80% of the difference. Additionally, if the contract is in a business name (entity), you will need to provide the entity papers and the filing certificate with the Secretary of State's office in Arkansas and also all member data to include name, social security numbers, address, telephone numbers, as well as the tax ID number for the entity on the contract. This application is ONLY for poultry and should not include any livestock numbers with it that would have had to have been filed prior to December 11, 2020.
For more information, visit https://www.farmers.gov/cfap.