The USDA is allocating $16 billion for payments to farmers this summer through its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. University of Missouri Extension livestock economist Scott Brown says payments to livestock producers will be based on two components.

Brown adds that because funds will come from two different budget lines, the structure for crop payments may appear unusual.

Most major commodities and a wide range of specialty crops are available for CFAP payments, based upon the price losses each experienced since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Details on CFAP are available on the USDA’s website. MU Extension specialists are also offering guidance on preparing aid applications.