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 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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Letter from the Editor, Spring 2020

By Anu Rangarajan | April 6, 2020

Never before has our work as farmers and stewards been so important.  In times like these — when uncertainty upsets the daily rhythms of our communities — we agriculturists have…

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COVID-19 Update on Emergency Resources for Farm Businesses

By Elizabeth (Liz) Higgins | April 6, 2020

Update  4/20/20: It was widely reported on April 15 that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) had been fully obligated. As of April 16, SBA closed the loans to…

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COVID-19 Update for Farmers’ Markets Operators and Vendors

By Kacey Deamer | March 31, 2020

Interim Guidance for Horticulture and Seafood from NYS Ag & Markets The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for the Operation of Farmers’…

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