September 18, 2020

Alfalfa Included in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
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Alfalfa Included in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Once again, NAFA's persistence has paid off as alfalfa has been included in USDA's latest expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Today, USDA announced an additional $14 billion for farmers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) provides farmers of eligible commodities with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP 2 follows the first round of CFAP which had an application period of May 26 through September 11. (Farmers can learn more about USDA’s initial Coronavirus Food Assistance Program by visiting

A list of CFAP 2 eligible commodities can be found by clicking here. Alfalfa is included under the "Flat-Rate Crops" category which includes crops eligible for a $15/acre payment for all acres certified to that commodity for 2020.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020. Information on how to apply for CFAP 2 funding can be found by clicking here.

Farm Service Agency staff at local USDA Service Centers will work with farmers to file CFAP 2 applications. Farmers can also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance at the CFAP call center. Visit for additional information on CFAP 2 eligibility, payment limitations, structure, and how to apply.

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DIAMOND - $20,000+
Corteva Agriscience
Forage Genetics International
S&W Seed
PLATINUM - $10,000 - $19,999
Alforex Seeds
America's Alfalfa
Bayer Crop Science
CROPLAN By Winfield United

Hay & Forage Grower
W-L Alfalfas
GOLD - $5,000 - $9,999
Alfalfa Partners - a brand of S&W Seed Co.
California Alfalfa Seed Production Research Board
Idaho Alfalfa & Clover Seed Commission
John Deere
Summit Seed Coatings
Western Ag Enterprises

SILVER - $1,500 - $4,999
California Alfalfa & Forage Association
Idaho Hay & Forage Association
JR Simplot
Kansas Forage & Grassland Council
Midwest Forage Association
Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee
Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association
Nelson Irrigation Corporation
Utah Farm Bureau Hay Committee
Washington Alfalfa Seed Commission  
Washington State Hay Growers Association

ASSOCIATE - $500 - $1,499
Anderson Hay & Grain
Bayer SeedGrowth
Harvest Tec
HayDay Farms
Jones Twine & Net Wrap
Jordan Ag Supply
Michigan Forage Council
Nevada Alfalfa Seed Commission
New Mexico Hay Association
Noble Research Institute
Oregon Hay & Forage Association
San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers Association
Wyoming Alfalfa Seed Growers Association
National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance - 4630 Churchill St #1 - St. Paul, MN 55126
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