USDA Pandemic Assistance Emphasizes Help for Small Disadvantaged Farmers

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Minority farmer raking in garlic field

Mr. and Mrs. Kidd work on their garlic farm. They own a small, family farm in Johnston county. Photo by Marc Hall

The USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers is establishing new programs that will help small and disadvantaged farmers who were left out of the prior COVID-19 aid programs. This new initiative will put an emphasis on specialty crop and organic producers and timber harvesters.

Read the recent Press Release that describes how the USDA plans to assist a wider range of farmers, ranchers, and producers, and learn how producers previously excluded from receiving can any pandemic aid will be eligible for more equitable and broader pandemic related financial assistance.