The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week details of the Farm Service Agency’s new Emergency Relief Program that provides assistance for producers who were impacted by qualifying disasters from 2020 and 2021. FSA will soon mail pre-filled application forms to producers who have crop insurance and NAP data are already on file. Assistance for eligible commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 through phase one of the Emergency Relief Program is estimated to total approximately $6 billion.
While there is not currently an announced deadline for phase one of the program, eligible growers will need to finish the application and return it to their local FSA office. When phase one payment processing is complete, the remaining funds will be used to cover gaps identified under phase two.
You can learn more about eligibility and payment calculation by visiting the FSA website.