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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the application period and payment rates for direct producer financial assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

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The USDA’s May World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report raised forecasts for both 2020 milk production and the all-milk price, but only slightly.

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The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m. (Eastern time), for agricultural producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Open to all farmers, the webinar will be of special interest to producers new to FSA programs.

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The USDA has approved $1.2 billion in contracts to support U.S. farmers and communities in need through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The funding includes $317 million specifically for dairy products, more than $700 million for fruits, vegetables and meat products, and another $175 million in combination boxes of fresh produce, dairy or meat products.

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