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Qualified State Farmers Will Receive Letters Explaining Details of Next Farm Support Program

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 -- 11:00 AM

(Wisconsin Ag Connection) Farmers are being encouraged to watch their mail this week for a letter from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue explaining details of the next Wisconsin Farm Support Program.

According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, Gov. Tony Evers' office says the grant program will distribute $50 million to eligible producers by the end of the year, but they must first apply for the assistance either online or by phone starting November 8.

According to a press announcement by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, the DOR has begun sending letters to pre-qualified applicants on Monday, which contains a code necessary for completing the application process.

Producers who have a gross income of at least $10,000 and no more than $5 million annually are considered eligible for the program. The purpose of the aid payments is to help Wisconsin farmers who have experienced economic loss due to the pandemic, regardless of the type of commodities they grow or raise.

It has not been determined yet as to how much money applicants will receive. But a similar program last year disbursed over $50 million to 18,000 applicants, with most of the payments being in the amount of $3,500.

Farmers who do not receive a letter by the end of this week and believe they qualify for the program can call 608-266-2772. There is also a hotline for Spanish- and Hmong-speaking producers at 608-266-2772.

The deadline to apply for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program is November 29.

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.