Gov. Tony Evers announced May 20 the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, a $50-million investment to provide direct payments to Wisconsin farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible farmers must apply for the aid through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, which is working in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Farm support payments could begin arriving as early as June, according to Evers’ press release.
The state will also commit $15 million to a food security initiative that supports food banks, pantries and other nonprofit organizations fighting food insecurity.