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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): https://www.farmers.gov/cfap

Specialty Crops Producers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance Through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (released May 26, 2020) - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAMS/bulletins/28d7391

Small Business Administration resources, including Paycheck Protection Program - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

 

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.  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/12/novel-coronavirus-prevention-control-for-farms/

https://www.fb.org/land/impact-covid19-on-ag (scroll to bottom of the page for a list of resources – this site has some very good info)

https://aghealth.ucdavis.edu/covid19 –  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 - https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/covid-19#information

 

Oregon Grower Resources:

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/agriculture/Pages/COVID-19.aspx – Oregon Department of Agriculture resources

 

 

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