Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program Signup ends June 2nd

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Donny Green, in DeKalb and Cannon counties, reminds producers of agricultural commodities that the signup period for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) ends Friday, June 2,2023.

Producers of eligible commodities who suffered at least a 15% loss in gross revenue in calendar year 2020, as compared to either 2018 or 2019 gross revenue, could qualify for direct financial assistance. An agricultural commodity means a crop, aquaculture, livestock, livestock byproduct, or other animal or animal byproduct that is produced as part of a farming operation and is intended to be commercially marketed.

Although not required, interested producers can bring their 2018, 2019, and 2020 IRS Schedule F, Form 1099, or other Federal tax forms to the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency to receive assistance in determining revenue loss from these documents.

Please visit the DeKalb/Cannon County FSA office, located at 647 Bright Hill Rd, Smithville, or call 615-597-8225, before the June 2, 2023 signup deadline to inquire about eligibility for financial assistance provided by the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP).