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Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19

Here we are offering ideas on how we can take care of ourselves, our farms, and our local communities. These resources offer support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This content was curated in partnership with educators, researchers and others. It will be consistently updated as new information and resources are available. Please check back often, subscribe to our emails, or follow our social channels for updates.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Update on Prevention and Response for Farms

By Kacey Deamer | May 29, 2020

Recently, New York State detailed its plan to begin re-opening in phases, as regions of the state achieve certain COVID-19 management metrics. An important part of this New York Forward…

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COVID-19 Update on Applying for Financial Assistance through CFAP

By Kacey Deamer | May 26, 2020

Farmers and Ranchers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct…

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COVID-19 Update on Safety Plans Required for All NYS Businesses

By Kacey Deamer | May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses in “New York Forward” Re-Opening Plan Agricultural workforce specialist Richard Stup prepared the following overview of how all businesses need to have a…

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COVID-19 Update on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

By Kacey Deamer | May 13, 2020

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Offer Direct Support to Farmers The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), authorized in the CARES Act, will provide $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers…

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COVID-19 Update on EIDL Program and PPP Funding

By Elizabeth (Liz) Higgins | May 12, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Application Reopened for Ag Businesses and Updates to Paycheck Protection Loan Program Cornell Cooperative Extension educators have been compiling the latest update on various emergency funding…

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COVID-19 Update on Reopening of Economic Injury Disaster Loans

By Kacey Deamer | May 4, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Application Reopening for Ag Businesses The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are facing losses due to…

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COVID 19 Update on Connecting Producers to Purchasing Opportunities

By Kacey Deamer | May 1, 2020

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Requesting Information to Connect Impacted Producers to Purchasing Opportunities The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is…

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COVID-19 Update on Expanded PPP Funding

By Anu Rangarajan | April 27, 2020

CARES Act’s Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses: Paycheck Protection Loan Program Funding Expanded The recent CARES Act provided additional emergency funding through Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses who are…

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Accessing Federal, State and Local Disaster Resources

By Elizabeth (Liz) Higgins | April 6, 2020

How you can start planning now for assistance to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic and recover afterwards. Based on my experience with previous federal and state disasters, you…

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Basic Recommendations for Farmers Related to Coronavirus & COVID-19

By Chris Callahan | April 6, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a common concern and many are wondering what they can and should do. The information here is intended to help guide the farming community. COVID-19…

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