ABILENE, Texas — Texas agricultural producers who have suffered losses due to the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to the office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will pay up to $16 billion to farmers and ranchers across America. The program is jointly-funded by the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other USDA authorities.
Farmers, ranchers and producers who have suffered a 5% or larger price decline or those who have losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face significant market costs may be eligible for this program.
“Because of the pandemic and its forced closures, many of Texas’ agricultural producers have experienced a lapse in demand or added logistical challenges that have greatly affected their bottom line,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Through legislation, Congress has delivered targeted relief for Texas farmers and ranchers needing a lifeline, and I’m pleased to announce that applications for that relief open today.”
For information on how to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program click here.
By AJ Gersh
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