Guiding Farmers Through COVID-19: Information for Service Providers & Farm Advocates
Farm Aid is working closely with our national partners to support service providers, farm organization staff, and advocates who work with farmers navigating the crisis sparked by COVID-19. We’re proud to share the following resources, co-created with the Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG), Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI-USA), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), Intertribal Agriculture Council and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. Our intent is to equip all of you with as much information as possible as you work with farmers in this rapidly unfolding environment.
CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION MATERIALS
Intertribal Agriculture Council has combined the necessary forms for you to complete online, print and send to your local office You can download the forms below.
CONDENSED GUIDE TO COVID-19 PROGRAMS
This 4-page guide provides helpful tips and information for farmers and their families during this crisis and outlines the programs they may be eligible for to support their families and farm businesses.
Last Update June 17, 2020
En Español: GUIA DE AYUDA PARA LA RECUPERACION POR COVID-19 PARA AGRICULTORES
FARMERS’ GUIDE TO COVID-19 RELIEF
This detailed guide provides in-depth information about the programs available to farmers. FLAG will be continuously updating this resource as new bills and policies are developed at federal and state levels.
Last Update: April 27, 2020
FARMERS’ GUIDE TO CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP)
This detailed guide about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will be continuously updated as new information becomes available through the USDA.
Last Update: June 17, 2020
GUIDING FARMERS THROUGH COVID-19 RELIEF & RECOVERY
Drawing from several decades of experience in disaster recovery, Farm Aid, FLAG (Farmers’ Legal Action Group), and NSAC (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) came together to discuss options for farmers to get recovery and relief funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, grounded in the updated version of FLAG’s Farmers Guide to COVID-19 Relief (above).
Recorded on April 30, 2020.
GUIDING FARMERS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP)
This webinar, led by FLAG, Farm Aid and NSAC, provides an overview of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) direct payments to farmers, helping those who work with farmers understand how to advise or support farmers interested in applying to this $16 billion program. It builds upon the Farmers’ Legal Action Group’s Farmers’ Guide to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
Recorded on May 29, 2020.
GUIDING NATIVE FARMERS THROUGH COVID-19 RELIEF & RECOVERY
The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) and Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) teamed up with Farm Aid and FLAG to present a webinar related to Native agriculture relief and response during COVID-19.
Recorded on May 5, 2020.
Coronavirus Program Updates & Field Notes (July 2020 Update)
Farm Aid, FLAG (Farmers’ Legal Action Group), and NSAC (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) came together to share important updates on major farm-related federal COVID relief programs and to hear from those in the field about how programs are rolling out across the countryside.