NALC webinar to detail critical differences in Emergency Relief Program Phase 2
"ERP Phase 2 is a separate program from ERP Phase 1, with different rules and requirements. It is important that those seeking disaster relief know and understand those differences." — Lindsay Kuehn
By Drew Viguet
National Agricultural Law Center
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 18, 2023
- NALC webinar on April 26 highlights USDA’s Emergency Relief Program Phase 2.
- Stephen Carpenter and Lindsay Kuehn of Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. are presenting.
- Registration is online.
Related photos: [Stephen Carpenter; Lindsay Kuehn]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The second phase of a program to help farmers offset the effects of natural disasters that occurred in 2020 and 2021 is open for enrollment until June 2, but farmers should know that Phase 2 of the Emergency Relief Program, or ERP, is not like Phase 1.
ERP Phase 2 is offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. The first phase of the disaster relief program closed in December and Phase 2 enrollment opened Jan. 23.
“ERP Phase 2 is a separate program from ERP Phase 1, with different rules and requirements,” said Lindsay Kuehn of Farmers’ Legal Action Group, or FLAG. “It is important that those seeking disaster relief know and understand those differences.”
Kuehn, a staff attorney for FLAG, and Stephen Carpenter, FLAG’s deputy director and senior staff attorney, will be detailing those important differences during the NALC’s next webinar, “What’s New About Phase 2? Information About Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2.” The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Central/noon Eastern.
“Stephen and I look forward to sharing this important information in the webinar,” Kuehn said.
The webinar is free of charge and registration is online.
Congress included emergency relief funding in the “Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.” This law targets at least $750 million for livestock producers impacted by drought or wildfires.
More information on ERP can be found online.
“We’re looking forward to Stephen and Lindsay providing beneficial information and background in this webinar,” NALC Director Harrison Pittman said. “With the close of the ERP Phase 2 enrollment period drawing near, it is very important that farmers and producers know the specifics of the program when they enroll.”
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