The head of Minnesota Pork says very few pork producers in the state will be affected by the update to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CEO David Preisler says the recent USDA announcement strictly applies to growers who contract raise pigs for another farmer:

“There were some cases, not very many, and really very very few in Minnesota, where last year during COVID there were contracts that were either broken or not able to be fulfilled.”

Preisler says the CFAP2(C-fap-2) update will help farmers who found themselves in that position:

“They should reach out to their county FSA for an application if they feel that they may be eligible for this, and (FSA) should be able to answer any questions they may have.”

CFAP2 changes also include a wider period for electing eligible revenue.  USDA says the added flexibility makes the program more equitable for contract producers who had reduced revenue in 2019 compared to a normal production year.