Farm Sustainability Blog

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Farmer Eligibility for SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) opened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program specifically for agricultural businesses. RAFI-USA recommends that farmers and ranchers in need apply as soon as possible, since demand for the funds will be high.

Crop Insurance and COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted production and marketing of agricultural goods globally. It is critical that producers understand eligible causes of loss in crop insurance when making difficult production decisions.

Farmer Leader Profile: Neil Moye

RAFI-USA had the opportunity to interview Neil Moye to learn the story of Simply Natural Creamery and the steps they took to build resiliency on their farm and in their community.

Congressional Briefing: Specialty Crop Risk Management

Improvements to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Program and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) could create a cascade of benefits to the ag sector – particularly for specialty crop growers and beginning farmers not currently covered by crop insurance.

Hurricane Florence: Prepare Your Farm and Stay Safe

In the days following the storm, getting assistance requires being organized, at a time when life is chaotic. Having access to assistance in disaster situations often makes the difference between a farm surviving or not. Here are steps to take to prepare for before and after Florence, and a list of disaster recovery resources.