COVID-19 Farmers Update 06/05/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 06/05/2020

New today:

Government Resources:

  • USDA has announced crops that will be eligible for assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
  • For farmers who have received PPP and EIDL funds through the CARES Act, knowing how to use them in tandem is important. Find more information



  • First Peak: How Did COVID-19 Impact NC Agriculture in April 2020? See survey results
  • Take the 2020 NARBA Caneberry Survey on Pricing, COVID-19 Impacts. Take the survey

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 6/5/2020:

  • North Carolina (12:15 p.m. EST): 33,255 confirmed positive/ 1,263 deaths
  • USA: (7:33 p.m. EST): 1,894,753 positive/ 109,042 deaths
  • World (7:33 p.m. EST): 6,724,516 positive/ 394,018 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

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann

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Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark E-mail Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jun 5, 2020
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