COVID-19 Farmers Update 04/20/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 04/20/2020

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NEW: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

On Friday, the USDA has announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This program has about $ 2.1b in direct assistance to specialty crop farmers in the USA, if you have experience loss due to COVID-19. Please read the Farm Bureaus take on CFAP. We recommend highly that you monitor and record your losses on a weekly basis! 

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 4/20/2020

  • North Carolina (10:35 a.m. EST): 6,764 positive/ 179 deaths
  • USA: (8:38 p.m. EST): 784,599 positive/ 42,138 deaths
  • World (8:38 p.m. EST): 2,473,209 positive/ 170,042 deaths

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Other Helpful Resources

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann