The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications through
August 28, 2020, for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This program provides relief to producers who were impacted with price declines and marketing costs due to the spread of COVID-19.

Commodities eligible for financial assistance are non-specialty crops (corn, oats, soybeans..etc.), wool, livestock, dairy, specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and mushrooms). To be eligible for payments, a person must have an average adjusted gross income of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016-2018. However, if 75 percent of the adjusted gross income comes from farming, ranching, or forestry, the limit does not apply.

Producers should apply directly through our local Farm Service Agency Service (FSA) Centers.

Applications can be submitted electronically either by scanning, emailing, or faxing. A CFAP
Call Center is available to provide one-on-one support during the application process at 877-508-8364.

“I urge our Southeast Texas producers to seek out funding from these programs to offset
damages caused by COVID-19. Agriculture is the backbone of our Southeast Texas economy that ensures that we not only continue to thrive financially but are able to put fresh Texas grown foods on our dining room tables,” said State Representative James White.

For more information please visit https://www.farmers.gov/cfap#apply or
https://www.farmers.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FSA_CFAP_ForLivestock_Fact%20Sheet-2020-5-26-20.pdf.

FSA Centers in HD 19:
Polk County
506 Pan American Dr.
Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 327-8911 ext. 2

Jasper-Newton-Tyler Counties
714 W. Gibson St., Ste. 2
Jasper, TX 75951
(409) 384-3332 ext. 2

Hardin County
1351 Hwy. 146 BYP
Liberty, TX 77575
(936) 336-9145 ext. 2

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this
release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

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James White is a Texas State Representative for Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. He graduated with a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston. White served in the U.S. Army and worked as a public school educator and coach before being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During his time as a Representative, White has worked on issues such as taxes, school funding, mental health, and more. He maintains a cattle ranch in Tyler County, attends Hillister Baptist Church, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Texas Farm Bureau.