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 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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COVID-19 Update for Nursery Operations and Seafood Processors

By Kacey Deamer | March 24, 2020

Update 4/2/20: At this time, horticulture is designated as a non-essential business (with the exception of nurseries/greenhouses selling food producing plants). Please note that landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes…

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COVID-19 Update for Livestock Farms

By Kacey Deamer | March 23, 2020

Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations from NYS Ag & Markets The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations on March 22,…

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Offering You Free Online Course Access Until March 27

By Kacey Deamer | March 19, 2020

Update: This offer has now closed. We have had an overwhelming response to our solidarity offer for free access to our online courses. We are so glad that many of…

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