10,000 Wisconsin farmers have applied for state direct payments so far
June 23, 2020 By Larry Lee Filed Under: 2020 Events, Ag economy, Beef, COVID-19, Crops, Dairy, News, Poultry, Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s Ag Secretary Nominee says the state’s farmers are actively applying for the state’s coronavirus Farm Support Program direct payments. Randy Romanski tells Brownfield, “As of this morning, the Department of Revenue informed us that we have received over 10,000 applications in basically over a week. Farmers are taking advantage of the opportunity to apply and apply early.”
Randy Romanski tells Brownfield the online applications take
farmers about fifteen minutes to complete using the state’s Department of
Revenue website. He says they are also
taking phone applications.
Romanski says Governor Tony Evers’ goal is to get 50 million dollars from the federal CARES Act into the hands of farmers by mid-July but the window to apply ends soon. “The application window expires at the Department of Revenue at 11:59 pm on June 29th.” Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says nearly 26,000 farmers are eligible for the direct payment program.
Romanski says the Governor’s other coronavirus initiative using
15 million dollars to improve food security will be taking requests for
proposals in July.
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