Sign-up for the CFAP program began on Tuesday. There were a lot of questions about the procedures and what information farmers needed to sign up for the program. The program was very complicated because some of the funds came from the CARES ACT and some came from the USDA's CCC program. However, talking with Gary Kunz Farm Service Agency Director in Le Sueur and Rice County they have simplified the process.

There is just one form that you have to fill out. It includes livestock numbers and weight, milk produced, and bushels of corn, soybeans, wheat and oats in inventory on January 15, 2020. There have been a lot of questions about grain in inventory if it is sold for delivery at a later date. Gary said if the farmer had "risk of lower prices" it qualifies for a payment. That would include risk of lower price, or wider basis!

Gary emphasized they are putting a priority on crop certification and getting CFAP payments processed. Click on the link and listen to Gary explain the procedures for crop certification and the CFAP program!