Agriculture Fund closes to applicants Nov. 18

WYOMING — The Agriculture Fund, part of the Wyoming Business Council’s COVID-19 Business Relief Program, will close to applications on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Governor Mark Gordon reserved federal CARES Act dollars especially for the state’s agriculture producers in the Wyoming Business Council’s COVID-19 Business Relief Program. Through the Agriculture Fund, awards up to $250,000 are available to eligible applicants. Funds are dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supply chain disruptions, decreased demand for products or services, required closures, regulatory requirements that make operating unprofitable, and other interruptions have hurt many producers during the pandemic. This fund is designed to help offset revenue losses as well as COVID-related expenses in three categories: livestock feed and supplements, custom hire and labor, and fertilizer, chemical, and seed costs.

“We know that many farmers and ranchers have been adversely affected by COVID-19, experiencing reduced gross revenue or incurring extraordinary expenses,” said Jill Tregemba, Business Council Agribusiness Manager. “If you are in production agriculture, meaning you produce protein, fiber, or crops, we encourage you to not delay and apply today.”

The Business Council began issuing the first payments to Wyoming-based farmers and ranchers who applied for the Agriculture Fund this week. All Business Relief Program payments are posted on the website.

Find complete eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, application video tutorials, a calculation worksheet, and a link to fill out an application here.

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