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.
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News and Updates
USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably After Identifying Gaps in Previous Aid USDA recently announced Pandemic Assistance for Producers to distribute resources more equitably after…Read More
Updates to the PPP Loan Program make forgivable loans available to small farms with little or no hired labor expense. Act fast to meet the March 31 application deadline! If…Read More
Farmland owners across New York State participate in Agricultural Assessment to reduce their real property tax costs. Each year an application (RP-305) or renewal (RP-305-r) must be filed for each…Read More
Beginning on January 11, 2021, New York State has entered Phase 1b of its phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As was the case with Phase 1a, the list of…Read More
As we enter the colder months, we must remain vigilant in maintaining health and safety requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. The New York State Department of Agriculture and…Read More
Can Farm Employers Require Employees to Wear Face Coverings/Masks? The science about wearing face coverings/masks to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus is increasingly clear; wearing a mask dramatically reduces…Read More
With more than 600 dairies, New York has more organic dairies than any other state. Four months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shutdown of nearly all aspects…Read More