COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Our goal with this page it to provide a go-to resource with important, relevant information for our members. This includes programs you may be able to access for assistance, important headlines related to livestock and agriculture, along with industry links for additional information related to your particular state or commodity. As you know, changes are occurring rapidly with new information being presented every day.

Though we will do our best to keep this information updated and current, there may be other links, resources and articles that are in progress of being added. We appreciate your understanding as we are doing all we can to keep you updated during this crisis.

If you have specific questions related to a program, please direct them to the agency responsible for said program.



Government Assistance Programs


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2)

The administration announced details of the new $14 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP 2, that will provide direct payments to farmers and ranchers to partially offset COVID-19 related losses for producers. Sign-up for CFAP 2 runs Sept. 21 through Dec. 11 through USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices.


Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).


Paycheck Protection Program (Second Draw)

he Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.


Other Programs you may be eligible for can be found at:


Important Headlines in the News 


USDA Expands CFAP to Contract Growers

What’s In the New COVID-19 Relief Package for Agriculture?

2020 Farm Profitability: A False Positive

USDA Releases Payment Data for CFAP2

Breaking Down CFAP 2

SBA Procedural Notice: Procedures for Lender Submission of PPP Loan Forgiveness Decisions to SBA and SBA Forgiveness Loan Reviews

Congress extends Paycheck Protection Program

USDA Adds Digital Options for Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

SBA Issues New Forgiveness Applications and Interim Final Rule for PPP

CFAP General Fact Sheet
CFAP Livestock Fact Sheet
CFAP Non-Specialty Crops Fact Sheet

CFAP Payment Calculator - Interactive Excel Worksheet
*Document created by FSA/USDA. Document will automatically download when you click the link above.  You need Microsoft Excel to use this document.

CFAP Webinar Recording featuring the Farm Office at Ohio State and Leonard Hubert of the Ohio Farm Service Agency

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) distribution details - Ohio Farm Bureau with Ohio State Extension

USDA Announces Details of  the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

Emergency Animal Mortality Management — Swine

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump to Order U.S. Meat Plants to Stay Open

Trump Taking Action To Ensure The Safety Of Our Nation’s Food Supply Chain

Delegating Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources


Industry Related Links


Below you will find a list of links related to COVID-19.  Please reference these sources for the most current information.

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

President Trump's Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

State COVID-19 Websites: Illinois          Indiana          Kentucky          Michigan          Missouri          Ohio

United States Department of Agriculture and USDA -
Resources Available By State: Illinois          Indiana           Kentucky          Michigan          Missouri          Ohio

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Resources Available By State: Illinois         Indiana           Kentucky        Missouri          Ohio

National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board
Resources Available By State:  Illinois          Indiana         Ohio

American Sheep Industry Association

American Farm Bureau  Federation
Resources Available By State: Illinois          Indiana           Kentucky          Michigan          Missouri          Ohio 



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