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Perdue says CFAP payment limits will be higher

Livestock groups and farm state lawmakers have been pressuring the USDA to raise or even eliminate the payment limitations requirement for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue tells Brownfield they got the message.

“We’ve heard from many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle indicating they think those payment limits are too stringent. We agreed with them and we’ve adjusted those payment limits–and we’ll see those when the rules come out,” Perdue said.

He did not say what those new limits would be. Under the 2018 farm bill, the payments were capped at 125,000 dollars per affected commodity or a maximum of 250,000 dollars per operation.

DTN reports that USDA has sent the final CFAP rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review.

Click here for Tom Steever’s full interview with Perdue.

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