Jun 01, 2020 6:00 PM

Marshall requests flexibility for cattle producers under CFAP

Posted Jun 01, 2020 6:00 PM

From U.S. Congress Dr. Roger Marshall's Office...

On Friday, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. joined his Republican colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee in sending a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting immediate flexibility for cattle producers applying for assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and an explanation of the methodology used in the selection of the date to differentiate between CFAP payments for sales and CFAP payments for inventory.

“The dates set forth in the CFAP create significant disparities for many cattle producers, particularly for those who sold their animals after April 15,” said U.S. Congressman Marshall, M.D. “Our livestock owners have suffered for far too long and after assurances that they would receive assistance from the USDA, this program significantly miss the mark for far too many impacted cattle producers.”

Click HERE to see the full text of the letter.