USDA, FDA Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections

As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been working around the clock on many fronts to support the U.S. food and agriculture sector so that Americans continue to have access to a safe and robust food supply. As a next step in carrying out Executive Order 13917, the USDA and FDA today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.

Resources and Links for USDA Direct Payments

  • For the final rule, which includes the list of commodities for which USDA already has data, please CLICK HERE.
  • For the notice of funding availability, which outlines the application process for commodities not listed in the rule, please CLICK HERE.
    • Note: This is the document most relevant for nursery operations and inland aquaculture.

For general information about the CFAP direct payments, please CLICK HERE.