Special Update: Coronavirus Resources
The USDA has announced flexibilities for organic certification amid the coronavirus pandemic. Farmers with crop insurance questions or needs should continue to contact their insurance agents about conducting business remotely (by telephone or email).
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
The National Young Farmers Coalition offers a comprehensive listing of financial, educational, and marketing resources.
OTA’s Supporting Organic Farms and Businesses through the COVID-19 Crisis page provides information about COVID-19 and possible impacts on the organic industry and farmers.
CAFF is compiling tips, resources, and guidelines to help keep you safe, informed, and in business during this crisis.
CCOF is working with partners, allies, and other organizations to gather useful information for the community, including online marketing, financial assistance, and food safety.
OFRF offers several resources to help farmers and ranchers manage risk. All resources are available to download for free.