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COVID-19 Agriculture Resources

Resources and Recommendations for Our Agricultural Community

EIDL Application Re-Opening for Ag Businesses!

If you are an ag business that was unable to take advantage of the SBA EIDL Loan/Advance Program there is good news!  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:

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

Primary recommendations for farmers and their labor forces:

  • Increase cleaning of common areas.
  • Increase social distancing through alternative scheduling or modified tasks to keep employees 6 ft from one another.
  • Communicate and encourage employees to be transparent about their own health and to stay home if feeling ill.
  • Limit or decrease significantly on farm meetings of 5 or more individuals as well as meetings outside consultants unless absolutely essential.

The following links provide recommended resources and best practices for the farming community.


Catherine Moore
Agriculture and Natural Resources Issue Leader
(315) 788-8450 ext. 236

Last updated May 4, 2020