February 10, 2023: PMVAP Round 2

In a press release dated January 23, 2023, the USDA announced that it was issuing a second round of  payments through the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP) using the $100 million  that went unspent during the first round of payments. Furthermore, it was announced that up to $100  million would be allocated to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to implement a new Organic Dairy  Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP) using Commodity Credit Corporation funds remaining from  other pandemic assistance programs. ODMAP aims to help smaller organic dairy farms that have been  confronted with unique challenges and higher costs that have been compounded by the ongoing  pandemic and drought conditions over the past several years. Read More