Wisconsin Farm Support Program

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

The Wisconsin Farm Support Program provides direct aid payments to farmers to help them respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Producers who are eligible apply through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), which works closely with DATCP to administer the program.

The first round of the Farm Support Program ran from June 15-29, 2020. Nearly 12,000 farmers received a total of $41.6 million in direct payments. You can also find a map of county-by-county distribution of the ​first round of funding here​​​.

The second round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program to distribute the remaining $8.4 million closed on August 24, 2020.

In August 2021, Governor Evers announced ​an additional $50 million in direct payments to support Wisconsin's agricultural producers through a new round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program. Beginning on November 1, 2021, DOR will send a letter to pre-qualified applicants. In the letter, farmers will obtain information about the program and a Letter ID, which is required to complete the application. These letters will be sent to farmers with at least $10,000 but less than $5 million in gross income. Eligible farmers should apply online through DOR at revenue.wi.gov. If farmers did not receive a letter and believe they qualify, cannot apply online, or are Spanish- and Hmong-speaking, they should call DOR at (608) 266-2772. The application link opens at 8:00 a.m. on November 8, 2021 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on November 29.​ For more information, visit DOR's Farm Support Program page

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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 2020 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​