Tag: coronavirus

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications available staring May 26 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s … Read More

WASHINGTON WEEK AHEAD: WHITE HOUSE CLEARS WAY FOR CORONAVIRUS PAYMENTS

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Friday completed its interagency review of the rule for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which is expected to include limits on individual payments. Even as USDA prepares to send out first CFAP payments, Congress is debating a second round, but it’s likely to be June … Read More

USDA SECRETARY DOES NOT ANTICIPATE FOOD SHORTAGES

Visit almost any grocery store and you’ll see how that food chain has been disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been talking up part of the federal response: a $3 billion plan to distribute food to families, called the Farmers to Family Food Box Program. (NPR)

CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING FASTER IN RURAL COMMUNITIES WITH AGING POPULATIONS

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading from cities to rural communities that have a higher share of older, at-risk residents, a trend that has implications for the stress it may put on local health-care systems as well as the push by many governors to ease economic restrictions and reopen for business. (Wall Street Journal)

COVID-19 Farm Preparedness

Now is the time to be aware of the need to limit exposure and risks related to COVID-19 for you and everyone who lives and works on your farm. As always, practicing biosecurity measures is critical for the safety of livestock, farm employees and the public. It is now critical to also consider ways to … Read More

Coronavirus Response: Ways to Help

In the midst of this unprecedented situation, here are some ways to give back & support your community. Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – McLean County Emergency Management is accepting donations of N95 masks, gloves, etc. Drop off location is McLean County’s Sheriff’s office lobby. Include your contact information with the donation. Donate Blood – … Read More