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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
OSU's Amy Hagerman On the Approaching Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Deadline
Oklahoma State University Extension Policy Specialist, Amy Hagerman says The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) opened up for applications on May 26, 2020 and ends August 28, 2020. She Writes, "If you have not put in your application for eligible livestock, do not delay further.

As of August 3, USDA has distributed $6.3 billion in CFAP funds, and almost 44% ($2.98 billion) of those funds have gone to cattle producers affected by price declines in early 2020. In Oklahoma, over 28,000 cattle producers have received a total of $243 million. These payments represent 85% of the estimated total CFAP disbursement, with the remaining 15% potentially arriving in a second payment based on funds availability. So, total CFAP payments based on quarter 1 sales and quarter 2 inventory could be as high as $7.4 billion nationally and $286 million in Oklahoma.

The revenue losses across all of 2020 was estimated to be $9.2 billion* nationally, and in Oklahoma that estimate was $574.5 million**, not accounting for insurance or price risk management.
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We begin the conversation talking about the Supreme Court Case that will likely need that delegation to develop a legislative fix that allows tribal sovereignty to mesh with the power of the state- they also talk about Senator Inhofe's work on several bills aimed at helping Oklahoma Agriculture deal with the Pandemic- the Senator offers an update on the HEALs act negotiations and offers his reasons for wanting to be elected for another six years.

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