Wisconsin Farm Support Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Wisconsin Farm Support Program

Under the direction of Governor Evers, t​he Wisconsin Farm Support Program provided three rounds of direct aid payments to farmers to help them respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. In total, the program has provided $100 million to Wisconsin farmers who experienced economic losses associated with the pandemic.​​​

The first round of the Farm Support Program ran from June 15-29, 2020 and nearly 12,000 farmers received a total of $41.6 million in direct payments.

The second round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program distributed $8.4 million and closed on August 24, 2020.

The third round of the Farm Support Program closed on November 29, 2021 and distributed $50 million to more than 20,000 farmers. You can find a map of county-by-county distribution of each round of funding here​​​.​ ​For more information, visit DOR's Farm Support Program page. ​


December 20, 2021: Gov. Evers Announces More Than 20,000 Farmers Receive $50 Million Through 2021 Farm Support Program

November 1, 2021: DATCP Announces Details ​for Wisconsin Farm Support Program​​​

August 18, 2021: Gov. Evers Announces Additional $50 Million to Support Wisconsin Farmers, Agriculture Industry​​

September 21, 2020: Wisconsin Farm Support Program distributes over $8 million in second round of funding​​

August 10, 2020: ICYMI: Wisconsin Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications Today​​

August 6, 2020: Wisconsin Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications Aug. 10-24

​July 27, 2020: Gov. Evers Announces $41.6 Million ​Distributed Through Wisconsin Farm Support Program

June 25, 2020: DATCP Reminds Farmers to Apply for Wisconsin Farm Support Program by Monday​

June 16, 2020: Applications for Wisconsin Farm Support Program Top 3,600 in First Day; Farmers Encouraged to Apply ASAP

June 5, 2020: DATCP Announces Details for $50 Million Wisconsin Farm Support Program

May 20, 2020: DATCP Interim Secretary Applauds Gov. Evers' Action to Fund COVID-19 Response

May 20, 2020: Gov. Evers Goes All In for Agriculture with $50 Million in Relief for Wisconsin Farmers, $15 Million Food Security Initiative​​


DATCP appreciates the many groups representing farmers that participated in discussions with the department and Governor Tony Evers’ office regarding the eligibility and application requirements for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program funding:

  • Chippewa Valley Bean

  • Cooperative Network

  • Dairy Business Association

  • Ginseng Board of Wisconsin

  • National Farmers Organization

  • Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW)

  • Wisconsin Apple Growers Association

  • Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association

  • Wisconsin Corn Growers Association

  • Wisconsin Dairy Alliance

  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

  • Wisconsin Farmers Union

  • Wisconsin Pork Association

  • Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

  • Wisconsin Poultry and Egg Industries Association

  • Wisconsin Soybean Association

  • Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association​