COVID-19 Resources


As farmers and communities all across the country continue to deal with the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NSAC is collecting resources from members, partners, and allies to help mitigate the challenges facing the food and farm system during this crisis. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis as we learn about new available resources. Click here for NSAC’s response to COVID-19 and list of relevant blog posts.

Resources on This Page


Money/Direct Aid Grants

Farmer Relief Fund – American Farmland Trust

Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers – Food Animal Concerns Trust

Information/Resource Libraries

Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief – 3rd Edition – Comprehensive informational resource for producers and technical assistance providers – Farmers’ Legal Action Group

COVID-19 y agricultores latinos en los EEUU (temas de vídeo: Desafíos Laborales, Familias Primer, Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP), y Prestamos para Desastres por Daños de Emergencia frente al coronavirus (EIDL)) – Michigan State University Extension

Resources for Farmers Affected by COVID-19 – Farm Aid

COVID-19 Resources – National Young Farmers Coalition

RAFI-USA’s COVID-19 Response and Resources – Rural Advancement Foundation International

ATTRA COVID Response – National Center for Appropriate Technology/ATTRA

COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic – Union of Concerned Scientists

Covid-19 Resources, Guidance, and Information – Agricultural Justice Project

Trainings, Webinars, and Workshops

COVID- 19 Resources – Farm Commons

Support for Farmers of Color and Indigenous Communities

Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List for COVID-19 (Compiled by Soul Fire Farm, Black Farmer Fund, and Northeast Farmers of Color)

COVID-19 Resource Library – Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

SBA EIDL Application Process guide video– Intertribal Agriculture Council

Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund – Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

Support for Farmworkers

Coronavirus Resources – United Farm Workers

Support for Other Communities of Food/Farm Stakeholders
(organic farmers, beginning and veteran farmers, farm-to-institution, food access, farmers markets, etc.)

COVID-19 Resources for Farm to School and ECE – National Farm to School Network

COVID-19 and Institutional Food System – Farm to Institution New England

Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and Announcements – Farmers Market Coalition

Food Workers Resources – Food Chain Workers Alliance

Technical Assistance (Food Safety and Produce Handling, etc.)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Farming – Farm Answers

USDA, Agency, and Congressional Resources

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

COVID-19: Helpful Resources for Food and Agriculture – House Agriculture Committee

Rural Development COVID-19 Response – USDA Rural Development

FNS Response to COVID-19 – Food and Nutrition Service


State-Specific and Regional Resources

Regional/Multi-State:

Mid-Atlantic:
COVID-19 Resources for Farmers – Future Harvest CASA

COVID-19 Support for Farmers – FRESHFARM

Midwest:
Farmer Support Stipend – Slow Food St. Louis (MO, IL)

Supporting Known and Grown Farmers – Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) (MO, IL)

Northeast:
NESAWG’S COVID-19 Resource Page – Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

South:
Food System Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Considerations and Resources for the Community – Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)

Appalachia:
COVID-19 Resources – Central Appalachia Network (TN, KY, VA, WV, OH)

State-by State:

Alabama:
Support Alabama Farms and Farmers Markets – Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)

California:
COVID-19 Response & Resources for California Family Farms – Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Practical Solutions to Continue Essential Agricultural Work – University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Colorado:
Colorado Farm & Food Systems Response Team Overview – Colorado Farm & Food Systems Response Team

Illinois:
How Illinois Can Support Local Food and Farms During the COVID-19 Crisis – Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Kentucky:
COVID-19 Resources – Community Farm Alliance (CFA)

Massachusetts:
COVID-19 Resources – Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Michigan:
COVID-19 Response Resources – Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS)

Minnesota:
Farmer-Eater Exchange – Land Stewardship Project (LSP)

Nebraska:
Center for Rural Affairs Offers Loan Relief, Emergency Credit – CFRA

New York:
Immediate Food Resources & Links – Just Food

Resources for Farmers During COVID-19 – Groundswell

North Carolina:
Coronavirus Resources for Farmers, Consumers, & Farmers Market Managers – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)

Ohio:
COVID-19 News and Resources – Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)

Pennsylvania:
COVID-19 Guidance for Farms & Markets – Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

COVID-19 Relief Fund – Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI)

South Carolina:
Coronavirus Resources for Farmers, Consumers, & Farmers Market Managers – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)

Vermont:
COVID-19 Support – Vermont Farm to Plate

Virginia:
COVID-19 and Virginia’s Farmers Markets – Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA)