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USDA: CFAP 1 Program Payment Benefits to Producers

Updated October 27, 2020
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Tracey Erickson

SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Producer and USDA agent reviewing CFAP 1.0 application.

Program Impacts

In examining the USDA CFAP 1.0 Dashboard website, we are able to directly see the impact of CFAP 1.0 program and the payments made to producers across the country.

In total the USDA has paid out over $10,258,471,660 billion in payments to farmers and ranchers as of October 18, 2020. The breakdown shows there was 24,500 dairy producer applications approved receiving $1,762,149,618 (17.18% of all categories) with the largest chunk at $4,963,339,633 billion (48.38%) going towards 435,946 Livestock producer approved application payments. Non-specialty Crop producers (corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, cotton, etc..) received $2,637,225,448 billion (25.71%) in payments from 305,831 approved applications. The two remaining areas receiving payments were Specialty Crops ($784,264,629 million, 7.65% of total and 17,761 approved applications) and Aqua Nursery Flora producers ($111,492,333 million, 1.09% of total and 2,824 approved applications. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program I, payments received funding through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act.

In the Upper Midwest

In the upper Midwest, we can make the following comparisons of the payments made to five states located in the I-29 Dairy Corridor via the CFAP 1.0 stimulus program to the agricultural economy.

Table 1. South Dakota

Application Category Approved Applications Payment Amount
Aqua Nursery Flora 1 $18,320
Dairy 174 $16,396,003
Livestock 15,501 $339,250,924
Non-Specialty Crops 12,868 $122,807,460
Specialty Crops 4 $78,613
Grand Total 20,467 $478,551,319

Table 2. Minnesota

Application Category Approved Applications Payment Amount
Aqua Nursery Flora 5 $156,269
Dairy 2,539 $108,984,149
Livestock 14,501 $252,869,068
Non-Specialty Crops 26,638 $246,514,302
Specialty Crops 33 $773,139
Grand Total 31,913 $609,294,928

Table 3. North Dakota

Application Category Approved Applications Payment Amount
Dairy 68 $4,463,023
Livestock 9,213 $139,494,296
Non-Specialty Crops 13,481 $131,891,579
Specialty Crops 70 $9,207,893
Grand Total 17,871 $285,056,790

Table 4. Nebraska

Application Category Approved Applications Payment Amount
Aqua Nursery Flora 1 $5,664
Dairy 140 $10,682,741
Livestock 19,877 $427,274,464
Non-Specialty Crops 25,272 $278,656,551
Specialty Crops 7 $777,366
Grand Total 35,036 $717,396,786

Table 5. Iowa

Application Category Approved Applications Payment Amount
Aqua Nursery Flora 4 $147,371
Dairy 1,025 $53,012,621
Livestock 23,879 $475,604,555
Non-Specialty Crops 44,892 $440,798,983
Specialty Crops 20 $116,369
Grand Total 52,879 $969,679,899

Source: Data was compiled from the CFAP 1.0 Dashboard website from the 'Program Payments by Category and Commodity' and the 'Payments & Approved Applications by State' options, accessed on October 18, 2020. To delve into each state’s data, you can access it on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 1 Data webpage.

Second Round of Stimulus

USDA recently announced that a second round of stimulus was available for producers to apply for funds through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) program. Applications are being accepted through September 21st to December 11, 2020. To learn more about the CFAP 2 program, visit the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 website or view the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 factsheet. Funds for the CFAP 2 program are coming through the CCC funds with the exception of tobacco, which will use the remaining CARES Act funds.