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Farmers’ Guide to Phase 2 of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)

Posted on May 18, 2023

FLAG has just published a guide to Phase 2 of the FSA’s Emergency Relief Program (ERP). This program provides payments to farmers who suffered crop losses in calendar years 2020 and 2021. ERP provides relief in two phases. ERP Phase 2 is designed to provide assistance to diversified farms, direct marketers, and others that do not tend to benefit from most USDA disaster programs or federal crop insurance. The eligibility requirements and scope of assistance are different for each phase. ERP Phase 2 is intended to help farmers who experienced a decrease in revenue due to eligible crop losses that were caused by a disaster event. Enrollment in Phase 2 of ERP opened on January 23, 2023, and runs through June 2, 2023.

Farmers’ Guide to Emergency Relief Program Phase 2 – May 18-2023


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