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Farm Recovery Block Grants – Enrollment Begins Next Week

Enrollment opens on March 18, 2020 and closes on April 8, 2020. Following is information from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The link to access application and information is: farmrecovery.com.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will begin accepting online applications for the $347 million in block grant funds on March 18, 2020. Georgia farmers and forest landowners in 95 eligible counties, who suffered losses to beef, dairy, fruit and vegetable, pecan, poultry, timber, and uninsured infrastructure, will need to enroll in the recovery program beginning March 18th. The federal block grant seeks to help recover losses not covered under existing USDA Farm Service Agency programs.

Only online applications will be accepted. While mobile phones may be used to sign up and log in, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application using a computer to ensure proper upload and attachment of required documents.

All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on April 8, 2020.

For questions regarding the Farm Recovery Block Grant, please contact GDA at farmrecovery@agr.georgia.gov. For more information on how to access the application on March 18th and to see a summary of what information you will need to provide, please consult the Application Worksheet below:

Farm Recovery Block Grant Application Worksheet