Coronavirus Food Assistance Progam signup underway at FSA
Paul Dillon receives help from Karen Kinler as he signs up for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to help agricultural producers who suffered losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make an appointment by calling the FSA office at 601-876-0962 Ext. 2. Not long after the signup was announced and got underway, the Walthall County FSA office had already signed up 100 local producers. While CFAP is open to all producers, the local office notes that mostly livestock producers have been participating in the sign-up. FSA has streamlined the signup process and it should not take over a few minutes. Because of federal COVID-19 guidelines, signup is taking place outside the office. Local FSA officials remind producers that more information about CFAP is available by going online to farmers.gov. Signup continues through Aug. 28.