USDA Farm Service Agency Request for Covid-19 Impacts on Natural Grass Sod Sales

The USDA Farm Service Agency has requested information from U.S. sod farms on the impacts of Covid-19 to their sales volume and prices during the period of January 15th to July 31st 2020. On September 18th, the USDA announced additional funds up to $14 billion that may be available to farmers who continue to face market disruptions and additional costs associated with Covid-19. These funds are administered through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) and TPI has been working with the USDA Farm Service Agency on this issue to determine if US natural grass sod farmers experienced a decrease in sales volume or sales price from January 15th to July 31st, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

If you are interested in this program, please submit your sales volume and pricing data during the period of January 15th to July 31st 2019 and 2020 to Georgi Gabrielyan at georgi.gabrielyan@usda.gov using the spreadsheet below titled “Covid-19 Impacts on Sod Sales” on or before Friday, October 16th.

Covid-19 Impacts on Sod Sales

Please reach out to Dr. Casey Reynolds at creynolds@TurfgrassSod.org or 800-405-8873 for further information.

About the Author

Casey Reynolds, PhD
Dr. Casey Reynolds is the Executive Director at Turfgrass Producers International

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