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Wisconsin farmers receive $50 million in CARES Act money amid pandemic

Wisconsin corn, soybean crops down, potato crop up in 2017
Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 17:15:24-04

MADISON — A total of $50 million has been distributed to Wisconsin farmers amid the pandemic.

The money was distributed in two rounds. In the first, $41.6 million was distributed to nearly 12,000 farmers in 71 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

In the second, $8.4 million was distributed to additional 3,000 farmers.

The funding comes through the Farm Support Program, which received a total of $50 million in CARES Act money to help Wisconsin farmers. The program was administered collectively by DATCP, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Gov. Tony Evers' office.

"These folks have never stopped doing their part to ensure that consumers around the world have access to high-quality, nutritious food during this public health crisis. I want to thank our farmers for their critically important work, and we’re proud to support them in any way we can," Gov. Evers said in a statement Monday.

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