USDA is providing critical support to producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak through the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP). PARP provides direct financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who suffered at least a 15% loss in gross revenue in calendar year 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments to eligible producers will be based upon a comparison of the producer’s gross revenue from 2020 compared to either 2018 or 2019, as elected by the producer.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the PARP deadline to July 14, 2023.
Who is Eligible
To be eligible for payments, persons or legal entities must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other organizational structure organized under State law, Indian Tribe or Tribal Organization, or a foreign person or foreign entity who meets certain eligibility requirements;
- Be an eligible producer who was entitled to a share in the agriculture commodity or would have shared had the agriculture commodity been produced and marketed;
- Have been in the business of farming to produce an agricultural commodity during any part of calendar year 2020;
- Have suffered a 15 percent or more gross revenue loss in 2020 compared to either 2018 or 2019;
- Comply with the provisions of the “Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation” regulations, often called the conservation compliance provisions;
- Not have a controlled substance violation;
- Submit a complete PARP application form (FSA- 1122) and provide all required documentation as specified in the documents section below.
To be eligible for payments, a person or legal entity must have an average adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018 or have an adjusted gross income of less than $900,000 for tax year 2020 if exceeding average AGI. With respect to joint ventures and general partnerships, this AGI provision will be applied to members of the joint venture and general partnership.
How to Apply
Eligible producers can apply by completing the FSA-1122, Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) Application, and submitting it to any FSA county office. A complete application includes all of the following:
FSA-1122, Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) Application
- Applicants must complete and sign the PARP application and submit it to any Farm Service Agency county office nationwide. The applicant must certify to the gross revenue for 2018 or 2019 and 2020 on the FSA-1122.
AD-2047, Customer Data Worksheet
- This form will be filled out for all individuals and legal entities (including entity members) who have not previously provided their personal information to USDA that positively identifies the customer.
CCC-902, Farm Operating Plan
- Individual and legal entities will fill out the CCC- 902 to facilitate the administration of the payment limitation and eligibility requirements,including providing members’ names and taxpayer identification numbers.
CCC-941, Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information
- This form is required for the 2020 program year for the person or legal entity, including the legal entity’s members, partners, shareholders, heirs or beneficiaries, if not already on file.
FSA-1123, Certification of 2020 AGI, if applicable
- This form may be used by persons or legal entities that exceed the average AGI $900,000 threshold. Persons or legal entities may otherwise meet AGI requirements if their 2020 AGI is $900,000 or less.
AD-1026, Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification
- All applicants must complete the AD-1026. If the applicant does not have any farming interests, this can be certified in box 5A. If the applicant does have a farming interest, the form must be completed in its entirety.
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