Administrative Publication No. (AP-090) 33 pp

July 2021

COVID-19 Working Paper: Financial Assistance for Farm Operations and Farm Households in the Face of COVID-19

This report estimates COVID-19-related Government assistance to farm operations and households in 2020 from COVID-19-related and existing Farm Bill programs. The underlying research documents methodologies relevant to updating similar assistance payments in the future.

Errata: On November 4, 2021, the text and Table 2 were revised to clarify that the Paycheck Protection Program eligibility simulation was carried out on both commercial and intermediate farm operations. No other data or findings are changed.

Keywords: CARES Act, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, COVID-19, Economic Impact Payment, Economic Injury and Disaster Loan, Farm Bill, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Paycheck Protection Program, U.S. farm operations and households

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