Last week the USDA announced that their review of the CFAP 3 payments was complete and the payments will be direct deposited into farmers bank accounts in April. Remember these payments were authorized in the COVID assistance bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last December. The CFAP 3 has been renamed the Pandemic Assistance for Producers or PAP.


Click on the link above and listen to Ag Analyst and Vice President of MN Star Bank from Lake Crystal explain the details of the PAP program payments. Kent also talks about the WHIP + program for crop losses in 2018 and 2019. Most farmers have received their payments for 2018 and half of the payments for 2019. However, there are some counties farmers have not received their payments yet due to staff workload. There are some additional payments for cattle producers and maybe pork producers.

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