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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

Cornell AgriTech Center Helps Business Adapt to COVID-19

By Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty | July 20, 2020

While many businesses in the New York state food industry have been physically closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for their products has not stopped. Cornell…

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Cornell Farmworker Program Mobilizes Protections for NY Farmworkers

By Kelly Merchan | July 20, 2020

Supporting NY farmworkers with masks, COVID-19 information and Q&A with Mary Jo Dudley.   More than 55,000 farmworkers across New York play critical roles sustaining the local and global food…

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COVID-19 Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness, Program Changes and More

By Elizabeth (Liz) Higgins | July 6, 2020

Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness, Program Changes and a Possibility of an Extension Cornell Cooperative Extension educators have been compiling updates on various emergency funding opportunities for agricultural…

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COVID-19 Update for Equine Operations

By Kacey Deamer | June 12, 2020

Interim Guidance for Equine Operations The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for Equine Operations on June 11, 2020. This guidance is provided…

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COVID-19 Update: Nursery/Greenhouse/Flower Survey on CFAP Funding

By Kacey Deamer | June 11, 2020

Are you a nursery/greenhouse/cut flower grower who has been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions? Completing this survey will help us provide data to USDA, which may help impacted farms qualify for…

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COVID-19 Update on Webinars for Farm Business Safety Plans

By Kacey Deamer | June 9, 2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a webinar series on developing safety plans for “New York Forward” compliance and to reduce liability risk. A version of this post first appeared in The…

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COVID-19 Update on Farm Business Safety Plan Resources

By Kacey Deamer | June 1, 2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) specialists developed resources to help farms comply with the COVID-19 written safety plans required in New York State. A version of this post first appeared in…

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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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