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COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

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Webinars

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Webinar
"Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program"

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:00 PM (Eastern)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application process and required documentation prior to the official beginning of signup. Producers who are new to participating in FSA programs are especially encouraged to join the webinar.

Register in Advance

 

Website Resources

San Diego Food System Alliance: COVID-19 and our Food System
https://www.sdfsa.org/covid-19

UC ANR Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources-Agriculture:
https://ucanr.edu/Coronavirus_and_COVID-19/Agriculture/

UC Food Safety CoVID19 (Corona Virus) Resources:
Extensive list of Food-related Resources and information for CoVID19 (Coronavirus) for Consumers and Food Industry
https://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/covid19-food-safety-resources

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA):
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Food and Agriculture in California
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/coronavirus/

California Alliance for Family Farms:
COVID-19 response and resources for California Farms
https://www.caff.org/covid19/

Cornell University Institute for Food Safety:
Food Industry Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/food-industry-resources/

Greenhouse Grower Magazine:
Live Blog focusing on the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the Greenhouse Industry
https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/coronavirus-and-the-greenhouse-industry-what-we-know-so-far/

Grown in Marin For Farmers and Ranchers:
COVID-19 FAQ's
http://growninmarin.org/For_Farmers_and_Ranchers/COVID-19/

North Carolina State University Extension:
COVID-19 Food Safety Resources
https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/covid-19-resources/

Produce Marketing Association:
Information and Resource for the Produce and Floral Industry in the United States.
https://www.pma.com/

United States Food and Drug Administration:
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/food-safety-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 

Articles, Handouts, etc.

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) (PDF)(224K)
"Guidance for Farm Direct Sales and Pick-Your-Own operations during COVID-19"

California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal OSHA) (PDF)(478K)
“COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees”