Wisconsin Governor announces $41.6 million distribution to state’s farmers


Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced Monday that almost 12,000 Wisconsin farmers received $41.6 million in payments as part of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program.

The program, which is part of a joint initiative between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, was funded by $50 million provided to the state via the CARES act.

“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 in a news release. “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.”

Each farmers received $3,500 in this round and the final $8.4 million will be distributed in a second round. Applications are open from 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”.

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