Winneshiek County farmers are being urged by Winneshiek County Development and Tourism to look into a new program called the "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program" (CFAP).
The program is designed to help any farmer/producer who suffered losses during the 2020 marketing year due to COVID-19. The new program is administered through the local USDA FSA office.
WCDT Executive Director Stephanie Fromm says some local farmers may have ignored the program, thinking it had to do with food distribution.
The USDA website (https://www.farmers.gov/cfap) notes that the CFAP will provide direct support based on actual losses for agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted.
WCDT will have additional guidance on CFAP at www.winneshiekdevelopment.org.