Coronavirus outbreak resources for Ag professionals in Delaware

* Dealing with grief or other feelings of loss? Check out 3 ways to cope with ambiguous losses from the pandemic offered by the University of Maryland.* 

* Click here for information on Navigating COVID-19 Relief for Farmers.* 

For up-to-date information on the Coronavirus outbreak in Delaware, 
visit the state of Delaware’s Website.*

From the American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture (read more)
“Things are far from business as usual in cities and towns across America this week. Millions of us are being called to serve our neighbors by staying home. There is a lot beyond our control and still unknown as we face this crisis, but we can focus on and be faithful with the tasks at hand. For farmers and ranchers our calling hasn’t changed, though its importance hits closer to home in times like these: we are committed to rising every day to grow and harvest the food we all depend on.”
H-2A information: https://www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a
The USDA is committed to providing services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the COVID-19, or new coronavirus, outbreak. Resources related to COVID-19 and the H-2A Visa Program can be found on the USDA Website. Stakeholder comments can be sent via email to AgLabor@usda.gov.
ARTICLE: Expanded interview waivers for H-2A program is welcome news

Service Centers

Producers can find their Service Center’s phone number at farmers.gov/service-center-locator and more information about Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers at https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus.
Stay healthy on the farm during the COVID-19 crisis with the help of these links from Cornell University and the Farm Employers Labor Service
Coronavirus Prevention on Farms: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/12/novel-coronavirus-prevention-control-for-farms/
COVID-19 and Your Dairy Webinar: 
https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/23/covid-19-and-your-dairy-webinar/

Additional information from Farm Employers Labor Service

Loan updates: Paycheck protection loans available to farmers regardless of revenue

Applications can begin on April 3 for small business and sole proprietorships and April 10 for independent contractors and self-employed. Agriculture enterprises that employ 500 or less people whose principal place of residence is in the United States are eligible, regardless of revenue levels. Both loans are through Small Business Association (SBA) lenders.
For more information or to apply now, visit: https://www.fb.org/market-intel/update-ag-and-pppl
Delaware Farm Bureau 3457 S. DuPont Highway Camden, DE 19934