USDA Rolls Out Revenue-Based Disaster and Pandemic Assistance Programs

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today agricultural producers can begin to apply for two new important programs for revenue losses, from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic. Both programs equitably fill gaps in earlier assistance.

First, you may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two if you experienced revenue losses from eligible natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. ERP Phase Two is for producers who didn’t receive assistance from ERP Phase One.

You may be eligible for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) if you experienced revenue losses in the calendar year 2020. PARP is addressing gaps in previous pandemic assistance, which was targeted at price loss or lack of market access, rather than overall revenue losses.

Applications for both are due June 2, 2023, and you can apply for both during your same appointment with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). To find your local county office, click on your state map at this location, State Offices (, then click on your county.

For additional information, click on Learn more about ERP and PARP.

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