USDA to Start Issuing Pandemic Assistance Payments

USDA will begin issuing more than $223 million in Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program payments. These payments will help producers who suffered a decrease in allowable gross revenue due to COVID-19 for the 2020 calendar year.

Eligible applicants must have been in the farming business during at least part of the 2020 calendar year and had a 15 percent or greater decrease in allowable gross revenue for the 2020 calendar year as compared to a baseline year. PARP benefits help address gaps in previous assistance, which was targeted at price loss or lack of market access rather than overall revenue losses.

“PARP payments mark the delivery of the final suite of assistance programs provided by the Farm Service Agency and are also one of the first times that the agency delivered a program focused on revenue decreases,” says FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. \

For more information, contact your local USDA Service Center.

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