The White House and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $16 billion in direct aid that will flow through USDA's Farm Service Agency to a broad array of producers for various products, including cattle, pork, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and commodity crops. The program in addition to the direct aid to farmers will also include $3 billion in commodity purchases that will go to food banks. Under the program, producers will receive 80% of their expected payment initially. The remaining 20% will come later in the year, likely after Commodity Credit Corp. coffers have been replenished. @ https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/business-inputs/article/2020/05/19/president-trump-announces-aid-sign
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for Farmers and livestock producers announced
Enrollment in CFAP through local USDA Service Centers (Farm Service Agency offices) will begin May 26, and USDA expects payments could go out to producers within a week after sign-up begins. The CFAP includes aid for livestock producers, commodity producers and specialty crops producers.