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Ranchers, farmers receive $4.8 billion in direct payments, more available


News Staff - July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Over 18,000 ranchers and farmers in South Dakota are set to receive approximately $250 million in COVID 19 aid.

The USDA says more than 319,000 farmers and ranchers have been approved for over $4.8 billion in coronavirus  aid so far. The legislation includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers. 

As of June 29, USDA says $1.2 billion is going to more than 176,000 growers of non-specialty crops.  Another $112 million is helping 3,000 specialty crop growers.  More than 238,000  livestock producers are getting $2.4 billion, and 17,000 dairy producers will receive over $1 billion.

State breakdowns:
STATE                                   PAYMENTS                 APPLICATIONS
Arkansas:
Non-Specialty Crops    $15.9 million                 2,286
 Specialty Crops            $1.1 million                    37
Livestock                      $55.6 million                 9,229
Dairy                             $717,418                       36

Illinois:
Non-Specialty Crops    $148.8 million               22,728
Specialty Crops            $64,953                         9
Livestock                      $67.8 million                 5,996
Dairy                             $13.7 million                 343

Indiana:
Non-Specialty Crops    $68.8 million                 8,597
Specialty Crops            $306,170                      11
Livestock                      $40.8 million                 3,812
Dairy                             $14.7 million                 271

Iowa:
Non-Specialty Crops    $230.8 million               29,264
Specialty Crops            $6,234                             2
Livestock                      $250.9 million               14,550
Dairy                             $31.9 million                 704

Michigan:
Non-Specialty Crops    $18.6 million                 3,181
Specialty Crops            $1.5 million                   43
Livestock                      $23 million                     2,056
Dairy                             $54.8million                   692

Minnesota:
Non-Specialty Crops    $125 million                  16,329
Specialty Crops            $248.5 million               9
Livestock                      $126.6 million               7,846
Dairy                             $57.7 million                 1,694

Missouri:
Non-Specialty Crops    $48.5 million                 8,363
Specialty Crops            $80,709                         23
Livestock                      $127.8 million               18,219
Dairy                             $5.6 million                   313

Nebraska:
Non-Specialty Crops    $136.7 million               15,464
Specialty Crops            $2,366                             1
Livestock                      $201.9 million                11,791
Dairy                             $6.6 million                     108

Ohio:
Non-Specialty Crops    $31.4 million                 5,701
Specialty Crops            $269,504                        4
Livestock                      $30.4 million                 3,407
Dairy                             $29.3 million                 674

South Dakota:
Non-Specialty Crops    $65.3 million                 8,378
Specialty Crops            $409                                9
Livestock                      $178.7 million                9,889
Dairy                             $9.2 million                    115

Tennessee:
Non-Specialty Crops    $18.5 million                 1,877
Specialty Crops            $40,410                          7
Livestock                      $44.3 million                  9,834
Dairy                             $5.6 million                    135

Wisconsin:
Non-Specialty Crops    $49.8 million                 9,221
Specialty Crops            $326,397                       10   
Livestock                      $49.6 million                 8,199
Dairy                             $224.3 million               4,501



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