More CFAP Assistance Available and Cauliflower Demand/Production Up
**The USDA will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, expanding eligibility.
Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates should contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency before February 26th.
The www.gfb.org reports contract producers of swine, broilers, laying hens, chicken eggs and turkeys who suffered a drop in revenue in 2020 because of the pandemic now are eligible.
Producers could receive up to 80% of lost revenue, subject to the availability of funds.
**In response to rising culinary interest in cauliflower, farmers are growing more, and the U.S. has been importing more.
The USDA says the increasing cauliflower demand has been driven by the popularity of low-carb and gluten-free dietary trends.
California farms produce more than three-quarters of the domestic cauliflower crop.
USDA says cauliflower imports have risen as consumption has increased.
**Tyson Foods has agreed to $221.5 million to settle all claims related to the long-running price-fixing lawsuits filed against Tyson and other poultry processing companies, the largest price-fixing settlement to date.
Tyson tells www.agrimarketingcom they do not admit liability as part of the settlement, but believes the settlements were in the best interest of Tyson and its shareholders.
Earlier this month Pilgrim's Pride proposed a settlement of $75 million.
AgriMarketing.com - Tyson Foods Agrees To $221 Million Settlement In Price-Fixing Lawsuit