Resources

We have compiled a list of useful resources for farmers, consultants and agri-business professionals, organized by category. We hope that these websites can provide you with additional information and guidance.



COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR FARMERS

NY FORWARD SAFETY PLAN TEMPLATE

Click here for Template.


How to Manange COVID-19 Risks on Dairy Farms

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_729.pdf


Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_731.pdf


Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_782.pdf


Stress Management

  • THIS IS KEY RIGHT NOW- many farms are feeling stressed and with poor weather ahead that doesn't bode well.
  • NY FarmNet is Open- Please remember, if you or a family member or friend needs someone to speak with in these uncertain times there is support is available who understands at 1-800-547-3276 and www.nyfarmnet.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Crisis Text Line Text "GOT 5" to 741-741, www.crisistextline.org


EDIL Program Re-Opening for Agricultural Business

EIDL Application Re-Opening

The EIDL Advance/Loan portal will be re-opening shortly. The re-opening of the portal is for agricultural businesses that were previously ineligible for the program. New non-agricultural business applications will not be accepted.

The portal will be opened for a limited period, and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. The link to the portal will be:

http://www.sba.gov/Disaster

If you have already applied under the streamlined application (March 30th to program closure), there is no need to re-apply.

Agricultural Businesses Defined:

Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.

http://www.sba.gov/Disaster


Links to Services

General Questions & Links:

https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/

Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions:
http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:
https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/

Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions:
https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Cornell Farmworker Program
www.farmworker.cornell.edu and
www.trabajadores.cornell.edu (en Espa?ol)


Grants and Funding during COVID-19

• SENATE PASSES BILL- HOUSE SCHEDULED TO VOTE TODAY: PPP LOAN PROGRAM FUNDING replenished with $320 billion as well as EDIL funding of 60 billion AND expanding to Agricultural Businesses CLICK HERE for Application Information. NOTE: contact your lenders as soon as possible as funding is again available on a first come first serve basis.
• USDA Announces CFAP- Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that includes direct payments to farmers as well as product buy-ups to provide food to those in need.
Farm Credit East Resources for FUNDING/COVID Including PPP Loan Application can be found by following the LINK HERE
• To see updated information on available relief loans, grants, or other funding check out this CCE NCRAT Blog Post on the topic. This is updated regularly.



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Upcoming Events

Labor Roadshow IV

November 18 - November 20, 2020November 23 - November 24, 2020

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"Free" NCRAT Virtual Fireside Chats

December 22, 2020

Thank you to all the sponsors, with your generous sponsorship we are able to offer these upcoming sessions for FREE.

Fireside chats with an Expert-20 min presentation then Q & A

     

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2020-2021 CCE NCRAT Programming Sponsorship Opportunities

December 31, 2020

The CCE North Country Regional Ag team is excited to be hosting a series of online virtual programming options for the 2020-2021 Winter Programming Season (October 2020-March 2021).  We're officially inviting you and your company to participate as a season-long sponsor for one fee.

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Announcements

NYS Forage Exchange website

http://nysforageexchange.com/

Managing Forages through Drought Webinars

Part 1: Managing Pastures in Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_19bj2cuc

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_ql576klx


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world.

Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We've prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. Here are this links to a printable resource for farms to use:
English COVID 19 Procedures
Spanish COVID 19 Procedures


To see a full list of other relevant resources, click here.




How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email kio3@cornell.edu for more information.

Click here to view the steps...


Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.


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