The USDA Farm Service Agency has $7 billion set aside for payments to producers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and they can apply for their share of those funds distributed via a second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through mid-December. In all, the federal agency has made up to $14 billion available to producers since CFAP2 signup began last month, and it’s netted 443,000 applications in the almost five weeks since enrollment began. The top five states for CFAP2 payments — available to row crop, livestock, specialty crop, dairy and aquaculture producers among others — are Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Kansas. If you participated in CFAP1, you’ll still need to fill out a new application for the second round of payments up to the December 11 deadline. See more details on applying.