ProAg news featuring USDAUSDA is announcing two new programs to fill gaps in previous natural disaster and pandemic assistance. To be eligible for Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two, producers must have suffered a decrease in allowable gross revenue in 2020 or 2021 due to necessary expenses related to losses of eligible crops from a qualifying natural disaster event. Assistance will be primarily to producers of crops not covered by Federal Crop Insurance or NAP since crops covered by Federal Crop Insurance and NAP were included in the assistance under ERP Phase One.

To be eligible for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), an agricultural producer must have been in the business of farming during at least part of the 2020 calendar year and had a 15% or greater decrease in allowable gross revenue for the 2020 calendar year, as compared to a baseline year.

The ERP Phase 2 and PARP application period is open from January 23, 2023, through June 2, 2023.

For more information, producers should contact their local USDA service center or reference the ERP Phase 2 fact sheet, the PARP fact sheet or the ERP Phase 2/PARP comparison sheet.