McConnell: 'Kentucky's farmers can receive the assistance necessary to continue feeding our country and the world'
Senator McConnell introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) applauded an announcement from President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to deliver $16 billion of direct relief to American producers, including Kentucky farmers, through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Between May 26 and August 28, farmers can submit applications through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for the CFAP to help cover losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic. The federal funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Senator McConnell introduced the CARES Act, which became the largest economic rescue package in history, and led it to enactment in about a week.
Individual producers can receive up to $250,000 to help make ends meet to face this crisis. The full list of eligible commodities and additional program details are available at farmers.gov/cfap