Citrus growers are eligible to receive a direct payment under the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for losses occurring between January 15 2020 and April 15 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply has been extended to September 11, 2020.
The eligible citrus varieties are lemons, mandarins, oranges, and grapefruit. For more information about payment rates and the qualifying payment categories, visit http://www.cacitrusmutual.com/2020/08/06/cfap-direct-payment-information/.
If you intend to apply for a payment, we strongly suggest that you do so as soon as possible. While the application itself is simple, applicants are required to also submit a number of forms that may take time to complete.
To assist you in this process, CCM has created a step-by-step guide with links to the application, required forms, and helpful resources. The guide can be found on the CCM website at: http://www.cacitrusmutual.com/2020/08/12/cfap-a-step-by-step-guide/
USDA is expected to announce a second round of CFAP payments in the coming weeks. We will provide more details as they become available.
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