In case you missed it, Iowa farmers have received $400 million from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which President Trump launched to provide relief for farmers and producers who have seen commodity prices drop as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Iowa farmers have received more than any other state in the country as part of CFAP, keeping them afloat during these uncertain times.
Bottom Line: During his first campaign, President Trump made a promise to fight for the American farmer – and he has. As Iowa farmers see the direct benefits of President Trump’s ‘promises made, promises kept’ agenda, they can rest assured knowing that this administration will see them through these difficult times.
In case you missed it…
A new USDA report that was released on Monday indicates more than $4 billion has been given out to farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
KCAU 9’s Jessica Watson totaled up the numbers from Monday’s report and more than $400 million of the $4 billion, already distributed, has gone to farmers in Iowa.
That’s more than any other single state in the country! The money from CFAP will help keep Iowa farmers afloat. “We kinda are just in a wait and see mode. This whole COVID thing has really put everyone in limbo. Nobody really knows how it will turn out or when things will resume back to normal, so everybody is kinda just taking their payment money from the government and just hoping for the best to see what is going to come out of it this year,” said Chris Ten Napel, an Ireton farmer.
More than 37,000 Iowans are receiving funds from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
“They basically are helping with our cash flow, cause right now if we sell some of our corn and beans, we are not making a lot of money. But the extra payments that we are getting, we are able to keep paying our bills,” said Ten Napel.
Producers have until August 28 to apply for a portion of the $16 billion allocated for relief.