The beef cattle industry will receive $5.1 billion of CFAP funding to partially offset 2020 losses due to COVID-19. USDA expects to begin sign-up in early May and distribute payments by late May or early June.
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) opened up for applications on May 26, 2020 and ends August 28, 2020. If you have not put in your application for eligible livestock, do not delay further.
The U.S. Cattlemen's Association calls for "accurate meat labels" and noted they have asked FSIS to use certain labeling claims to be used exclusively for cattle "born, raised and slaughtered" in the U.S.
NCBA says it will continue to push Capitol Hill for additional resources for cow-calf producers, backgrounders, and all other segments of the industry who may not sufficiently benefit from CFAP in its current form.