The payment limitation per person or entity, for all commodities combined, is $250,000. Entities structured as corporations, limited liability companies, or limited partnerships may qualify for additional payment limits when members actively provide at least 400 hours of personal labor or personal management for the farming operation.
Due to NMPF’s persistent lobbying of Congress and USDA about payment restrictions affecting farms held in family trusts, this version’s payment limitation provision is expanded to include trusts and estates for both CFAP 1 and 2, meaning those who were disadvantaged by restrictive trust-related payment interpretations in the first round will have their situation resolved for that round, as well as Round 2. The application of direct attribution has also been modified both for CFAP 1 and 2, so that payment limits will not be reduced based on ownership shares. Previously, each owner’s share of the operation was applied to the payment limitation, not to the overall CFAP payment to which the operation is entitled, but Friday’s announcement solves that problem for both rounds of the program.