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USDA Adding Shell Eggs to Eligible CFAP Commodities


In accordance with the second phase of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2) the USDA has announced that compensatory payment will be offered to farmers and ranchers as a result of COVID-19.


Payments will be based on 75 percent of 2019 production and limited to $250,000 per individual


CFAP payments to egg producers will be 5 cents per dozen on shell eggs, 4 cents per pound on liquid egg and 14 cents per pound on dried egg products. 


Eggs are classified as a “price trigger commodity” defined as having “suffered a five percent-or-greater national price decline in comparison the average price for the week ending January 17th 2020 through July 31st 2020.