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Category Archives: Advocacy

Administration Rolls out $14 Billion CFAP 2.0 Program for Farmers

Sep 18, 2020

Today, USDA announced that they had approved the release of up to $14 billion in funding to be disbursed through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2). CFAP is a direct payment program for producers who suffered price declines due to COVID-19. Fruit and vegetable producers will be eligible for “Sales Commodities” component of this […]

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Member Alert: $1B More to Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Aug 24, 2020

President Trump, Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this afternoon an additional $1 billion commitment to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, extending the program beyond its previous October end. The officials made the announcement at a briefing held at United Fresh member FLAVOR 1st. “We commend the Administration for […]

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Member Alert: USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP, Application Deadline Extension

Aug 11, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was expanding the list of eligible specialty crop products eligible for disaster assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). United Fresh Produce Association and industry association partners have strongly advocated for a further expansion for eligible products under CFAP since the program’s inception. This is the second adjustment […]

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Member Alert: Farmers to Families: USDA Issues BOA Amendment and FAQs; Allows for Produce Only Box

Aug 07, 2020

USDA published an amendment to Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), as well as FAQs. Most notably, the government will accept proposals for commodity-specific boxes, including fresh produce only boxes. There will still be a priority for combination boxes containing all four components: fresh produce; meat; dairy; and fluid milk. Additionally, USDA has published […]

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