Supporting Farmers & Food Systems during Covid-19
Resources for Farmers during Covid-19
Farming During Covid-19 - Adapting During Crisis
Farm to Freezer: The Logistics of Online Sales & Shipping
Financial Assistance for Farms & Small Businesses
Small Business Survival Guide
Farmer Relief Fund
Online Sales Platforms for Farmers
Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List
Food Safety at the Farm During COVID-19
Support from the USDA
Conservation Reserve Program: More than 3.4 million acres selected for the general signup Conservation Reserve Program. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees, to control soil erosion, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat on cropland. For more details on how to apply, click here.
Farm Service Agency (FSA) has made changes to farm loan, disaster, conservation and safety net programs to make it easier for customers to conduct business. This includes relaxing the farm loan-making process, servicing direct loans, and servicing guaranteed loans. Click here for more information.
RMA: The Risk Management Agency is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements. These flexibilities include: enabling producers to send notifications and reports electronically, extending the date for production reports and providing additional time and deferring interest on premium and other payments. Click here for more details.
CSA, Direct to Consumer
A list of farms that offer Community Supported Agriculture programs in all fifty states (and the District of Columbia) by Modern Farmer
Free Veggie Seeds for Starting a Garden: https://uprisingorganics.com/grow-it-forward-1/seasonal-garden-bundle.html
Veggielution in East San Jose: https://mailchi.mp/
KTA Farmers in Northern California and Central Coast: http://www.
Legal Resources for Farms
Support Restaurant Works and Food Services
Farmers' Market Response and Best Practices
Compiled by the California Alliance of Farmers' Markets
What Food Workers on the Front Lines Need Right Now
Recursos Para la Comunidad de CATA
Tell Congress: Include Immigrant Families in the Stimulus
Employee Transit Letter
On March 19th, Gov. Newsom issued an executive order directing California residents to “Shelter-In-Place.” However, Gov. Newsom’s order allows people employed in critical jobs like food production to move freely to go to work, come home, and otherwise travel as needed to produce food. While overly strict enforcement in most places isn't anticipated, it may be prudent for farmers and business owners to provide your staff with documentation, verifying their employment in a business deemed “essential” by the state. Click here for a template letter you can provide to your staff.
Is Your Farmers Market Closed? Send this Letter!
Is your farmers market closed because of COVID-19? Use this template letter to urge your local government to reopen the market, recognizing it as an essential business keeping your community fed, healthy and resilient during this difficult time.
Ensure COVID-19 Aid Gets to Farmers and Food Systems Today!