Resources for Farmers and Small Businesses Nationwide

Relief Resources

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program USDA Secretary Perdue announces a program to provide relief to farmers who have lost income due to the market changes caused by the pandemic. Watch this webinar for more information.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance  Farmers now qualify for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Apply here.
Farmer Relief Fund American Farmland Trust has begun collecting funds for farmer relief. Apply for funds here.
United States Department of Agriculture USDA Adds Flexibilities for Crop Insurance to Support America’s Farmers and Ranchers.

COVID-19 Educational/Best Practices Resources
Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development  Cornell offers guidance for coronavirus prevention and control on farms.
Cornell College of Agricultural Life Sciences Building Farm Resilience in this Crisis
Farmers Market Coalition Best practices and considerations for farmers markets.
Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in Food and Agriculture Sector This article will help you determine when to wear what.
What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Exposed or Positive Workers in your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations.
U-Pick Guidance North Carolina State University published guidance for farms’ U-Pick operations. These may not comply with your states’ guidelines so be sure to check your state government website.
Coronavirus and Your Animals CDC: If you have animals, pets or farm animals, this short article provides advice on best care for them and you.

Legal Resources
H-2A Visa Program USDA Updates on migrant workers participating in the H-2A Visa program.
Farm Commons Clarification of legal requirements imposed on farmers during COVID-19.
Farm Commons Webinar Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Farmers/Ranchers Affected by COVID-19.
Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. Farmers Guide to Covid-19 Relief. This extensive guide includes topics such as: CARES Act, crop insurance, unemployment insurance, Farm Service Agency Programs and Actions, and more.

Business Resources
Online Ordering Platforms for your Fruit and Vegetable Farm How to set your farm up for online ordering platforms.

 

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