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.
The impacts of coronavirus on agriculture and our food system are still evolving, but you can make a difference today. Congress is currently debating a coronavirus economic stimulus bill, and you can help make sure that the farmers and farmworkers who keep us fed are included in that support. This legislation is moving quickly, so today is your best window to make an impact.
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.