USDA Announces Another Phase of Disaster Assistance

The USDA announced another phase of assistance will be forthcoming to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Over 18,000 producers will soon be mailed new or updated pre-filled disaster applications to offset eligible crop losses. About $6.4 billion has already reached 165,000 producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Relief Program. “We knew when we announced ERP in May that we would have additional applications to send near the end of the summer as we received new information and found producers left out of the first data set we used,” says USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie. FSA will mail those pre-filled applications in late August to producers who have potentially eligible losses. Bonnie says he’s proud of his team’s continued efforts to help over 18,000 producers who need the assistance. Contact your local FSA office for additional information on eligibility requirements.