Sen. Smith Encourages Farmers to Apply for Wisconsin Farm Support Program

MADISON – On November 8, Governor Evers’ Administration opened the application period for farmers to apply for the new round of Farm Support Program direct aid payments to Wisconsin farmers. In this new round of funding, $50 million will be available to assist Wisconsin farmers who faced an economic loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) has begun sending a letter to pre-qualified applicants, which includes information to complete the Farm Support application. Farmers who did not receive a letter, but believe they still qualify should still apply.

“I appreciate Governor Evers’ leadership in making $50 million available for a new round of direct aid payments to support Wisconsin farmers,” said Sen. Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick). “I encourage farmers who did not receive a letter to still apply. The Wisconsin Farm Support Program is critical to help farmers get back up on their feet and maintain our standing as an agricultural leader for generations to come.”

According to the DOR, eligible farmers should apply online through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) at The application link will be live at 8:00 a.m. on November 8 and will close at 4:30 p.m. on November 29.

Farmers who did not receive a letter and believe they qualify, or farmers who cannot apply online may request assistance by calling (608) 266-2772. Spanish- and Hmong-speaking farmers should call DOR at (608) 266-2772 for assistance.