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COVID-19 Resources for Ag Employers

June 01, 2020

As agriculture’s efforts to continue to operate as essential businesses, a number of reliable groups have developed great resources that are available online.  Here are some useful websites for employers:


Federal Grant/Loan/Support Programs:

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP):

Specialty Crops Producers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance Through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (released May 26, 2020) -

Small Business Administration resources, including Paycheck Protection Program -


General Grower Resources:

PayneWest Insurance COVID-19 Resource Page provides resources for employers, HR department, employee benefits team or other professionals navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. (scroll to bottom of the page for a list of resources – this site has some very good info) –  under the “Agricultural Employers and Growers” section check out the second question for a link to a PDF of the “COVID-19 Agricultural Worksite Checklist”


Washington Grower Resources:

Washington State Agricultural COVID-19 Requirements (new rule effective June 2020)

Washington State Dept. of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Workers (updated May 27, 2020)

Washington State Department of Agriculture resources -


Oregon Grower Resources: – Oregon Department of Agriculture resources



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