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COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Ranchers

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Ranchers

UPDATE, 08 OCTOBER: The second round of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2) will take applications through December 11.  The program now covers additional commodities not included in the original version.  Funds are again expected to deplete quickly, so early application is encouraged.

UPDATE, 22 MAY: The USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will begin accepting applications May 26, and continue through August 28.  The program provides direct relief to farming and ranching operations that have faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

UPDATE, 05 MAY: The SBA is now again accepting new applications from agricultural businesses only for its EIDL program.

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak impacts farmers and ranchers, like everyone else, in their individual and family health as well as in their business operations.  On top of that, the unique nature of agricultural enterprises introduces any number of additional considerations.

Here are links to collections of resources, assembled by other organizations, to help agricultural producers navigate these new challenges:

We’ll be updating the Kerr Center’s own page of links to these and other COVID-19 resources as the situation develops.  Please check back!