USDA previews crop and revenue loss assistance for agricultural producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on November 15 that the USDA plans for additional emergency relief through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA provided an update on its plans to roll out the ERP Phase Two as well as the new Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), which are two programs to help offset crop and revenue losses for producers. USDA is sharing early information to help producers gather documents and train front-line staff on the new approach.