Wisconsin Farm Support Program offers second round of aid, applications due August 10

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers announced Monday, July 26, that nearly 12,000 Wisconsin farmers received a total of $41.6 million through the Wisconsin Farm Support Program. 

The program was funded $50 million by the CARES Act, and each recipient received a $3,500 payment.

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin farmers have never stopped working to ensure that folks have food on their tables and shelves in stores are stocked,” said Gov. Evers. “I know this won't cover all the impacts our farmers have faced, but farmers have always had our back and we have to have theirs, and I'm proud of the work that DOR and DATCP have done to support them during this challenging time.”

Another round of funding will be distributed with the $8.4 million remaining.

The second round is open to farmers whose gross income from farming is between $10,000 and $5 million, according to the governor's office.

Applications will be accepted between Aug. 10-24.

“In our discussions with a wide variety of groups representing Wisconsin farmers, we’ve identified an opportunity to expand the eligibility for this program and offer support to even more farmers,” said DATCP Secretary-designee Randy Romanski. “It is our goal to fully distribute the $50 million Governor Evers provided and support as many farmers as possible with these remaining funds.”

For more information on the program, click here.

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