The USDA has created various stimulus payment programs for farmers and producers since the pandemic began.
This initiative began in March of 2021.
While business industries across the country suffered from the pandemic, the USDA kept an eye out for the farming and producer industry.
Stimulus assistance for Producer Initiative and various programs
One program, called the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program will give $200 million for specialty crop producers.
These producers need to show they will incur on-farm food safety program expenses for renewal of a food safety certification for 2022 or 2023.
The Biofuel Producer Program gave $700 million to help lower expenses related to biofuel producers who lost money from the pandemic.
The Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program gives stimulus aid to hog producers who sold hogs through a spot maret sale between April 16, 2020 through Sept. 1, 2020.
The Pandemic Cover Crop Program gives support for farmers that insured their crop with most policies and planted a qualifying crop in 2021 and 2022.
To learn more about the other stimulus payment programs designed specifically for producers, visit the USDA farmer’s government website.