Sign-up Begins Today for State Farm Direct Payments
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/15/2020
Agricultural producers of any kind are now able to sign-up for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, which will provide $50 million in direct aid payments to struggling farmers from the federal CARES Act.
State Agricultural Secretary Randy Romanski says the Department of Revenue is taking online-only applications starting at 7:00 a.m. on June 15 through the end of the day on June 29.
Farmers who's gross income ranged between $35,000 to $5 million during the 2019 tax year are eligible to apply (based on Schedule F, Line 9 on their tax forms).
Payout disbursements will then range from $1,000 to $3,500 based on the tier of income that the applicant falls under.
The DOR will also have representatives available to answer questions, including Spanish and Hmong speaking interpreters.
Besides those in the dairy industry, the secretary noted that payments will go to a wide variety of farmers in the state ranging from corn and soybean producers to cranberry growers and livestock farmers.