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July 14, 2020

CFAP Dairy Payments Approach $1.2 Billion

 |  By: Jim Dickrell

Coronavirus Financial Assistance Payments (CFAP) to dairy farmers for lost milk income is now just shy of $1.2 billion, the United States Department of Agriculture reports this week.

Total CFAP payments are $5.9 billion. Payments to cattle raisers are $2.57 billion, which leads all categories. Dairy farm payments are second.

Wisconsin continues to lead the country in payments, totaling $248 million to 5,152 farmers for an average payment of about $48,000 per dairy farm. California received $171 million in dairy payments to 859 of its farmers. Because of the larger average herd size in California, payments there were $147,000 per farm.

New York had the third highest level of dairy payments, reaching almost $120 million. Payment per New York dairy farm averaged just over $52,000.

Minnesota was fourth on the list, with about $71 million paid out to 2063 dairy farms. Pennsylvania was fifth, with $70.4 million going to 2,122 dairy farms.

You can view all states CFAP payments here.