In these challenging times, our membership is a priority and we will serve our farmers, landowners, and cooperatives in the best possible way while adhering to all CDC safety recommendations!

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We are actively monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and are taking the health and safety of our staff, membership, and communities very seriously. The Federation's message to farmers and co-ops is to continue to be the anchors of your rural communities and protectors of our local food systems while being proactive and mindful of the COVID-19 safety recommendations.

 

Please call your local field office for support or questions.  

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. FSA will accept new and modified CFAP applications beginning April 5, 2021. A program deadline will be announced at a later date. If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact your local office listed at the bottom of the screen or call 4047650991

Emergency Relief Bill

This Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act is included in President Biden’s America Rescue Plan. The bill is set to provide $5 billion to farmers of color with $4 billion going towards direct relief payments to farmers of color struggling with farm loan debt and help with responding to the economic effects of the pandemic.

Are you seeking Debt Relief?

If you are seeking debt relief, please complete our relief intake assessment (see our website below) so that we understand how many of our members might need relief and the circumstances around this debt. This is not a promise of relief since we are still in the early stages, but we are advocating for our members and this information will be helpful.

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This fact sheet is subject to change as we receive updated information from FSA

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Government/University Agriculture Links

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) www.usda.gov
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) www.fsa.usda.gov
USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) http://www.nass.usda.gov/
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service www.nrcs.usda.gov/
USDA Foreign Agriculture Service  www.fas.usda.gov
USDA Risk Management Agency www.rma.usda.gov
USDA Rural Development Agency   www.rurdev.usda.gov
USDA U.S. Forest Service    www.fs.fed.us
Southern Region Risk Management Education Center http://srrme.tamu.edu
Digital Center for Risk Management Education   www.agrisk.umn.edu 
Alabama Forestry Commission   www.forestry.state.al.us