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. Applications will open later this year, after the fall harvest, to ensure sufficient time for farmers to learn about the program and apply. Additional information will be posted when available.
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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
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