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The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) today welcomed additional information from the Trump Administration on the $16 billion in much-needed assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to help farmers and their customers recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA's Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications from eligible producers on May 26.
“Farmers are feeling the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our supply chains and markets,” said MCGA president Matt Frostic. “The pandemic is unlike anything we’ve experienced before, and the ripple effects have been extremely challenging at a time when our industry was already under stress. This assistance will provide some much-needed relief for farmers and we thank the Administration for their work to address the challenges currently facing farmers.”
A recent analysis conducted by the National Corn Growers Association underscores the need for the assistance outlined today. The analysis projects a $50 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop with losses anticipated to be higher for the 2020 crop as two of corn’s largest uses, livestock feed and ethanol, have been especially impacted by COVID-19.
About the Michigan Corn Growers Association
The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a grassroots organization of grower members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production. The MCGA is the only organization in Michigan that works solely on behalf of the state’s corn growers for pro-agriculture legislation. The MCGA works to ensure that corn growers’ voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. Find out more online at www.micorn.org.