COVID-19 and Your Farm and Livestock

COVID-19 and Your Farm and Livestock

COVID-19 is caused by a virus (SARS-CoV-2). The illness affects people, but resulted in indirect consequences to agriculture, including disruption to processing procedures.

Prevention is the key to protecting your farm and livestock. Resources on this page can help you better understand COVID-19, and provides important resources for prevention, response, and assistance programs.

Coronavirus 2019 General Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): General Business Frequently Asked Questions
Website of FAQ regarding COVID-19 and business operation.
CDC
COVID-19: What Veterinarians Need to Know
Website of resources on business operation, COVID and animals, and employee health.
American Veterinary Medical Association

Farmer and Producer Assistance Programs

Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers
Website of USDA resources available to farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
USDA
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Assistance programs for farmers or ranchers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
USDA
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
Factsheet of Federal Assistance Programs for rural communities.
USDA
Find Your Local Service Center
Find the USDA Service Center for your state and county.
USDA
USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information regarding the CFAP program.
USDA
USDA Loans and Grants
Website FAQs about farm loans and grants during COVID19.
USDA

Farm Employees

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Agricultural Workers and Employers
Interim guidance for the agriculture industry on prevention strategies to protect workers.
CDC, U.S. Department of Labor
Familes First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Information on the requirements of the FFCRA.
U.S. Department of Labor
Recommended Protocols for Diary Farms When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Recommendations for dairy farms if an individual has tested positive.
National Milk Producers Federation
What Farm Employers Need to Know About Sick Leave Requirements
Information about paid leave and corresponding employer tax credits in COVID-19 Federal legislation.
National Milk Producers Federation
What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws
Technical Assistance Questions and Answers for businesses.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

COVID-19 and Livestock

BEEF CATTLE

CFAP Frequently Asked Questions for Cattle Producers
Factsheet addressing FAQs by cattle producers about CFAP.
Iowa Cattlemen's Association
Considerations for Slowing Feedlot Cattle Growth Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Factsheet with suggestions, strategies, and guidelines for beef cattle marketing decisions.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension and Iowa State University Extension
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): NCBA Background and FAQs
Factsheet on the CFAP and its application for beef producers.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Coronavirus Information for Beef Producers
Website of COVID-19 resources for cattle producers.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
COVID-19 Resources
Website of COVID-19 resources for cattle producers and veterinarains.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Dairy and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible dairy operations for the CFAP.
USDA
Livestock and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible livestock for the CFAP.
USDA

DAIRY CATTLE

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Frequently Asked Questions by Dairy Farmers
FAQs about CFAP and dairy farms.
National Milk Producers Federation
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Dairy Producers
USDA factsheet of information on CFAP for dairy producers.
USDA Farm Service Agency
Coronavirus Prevention and Management: Dairy Farmer Handbook
Preventive measures, employer action steps, and FAQs regarding COVID-19 and dairy farms.
National Milk Producers Federation
Coronavirus Resources for Dairy Farmers
Main website of COVID-19 resources for dairy farmers.
National Milk Producers Federation
COVID-19 Related Disposal of Surplus Milk
Guidance on emergency management of milk.
Environmental Protection Agency

SWINE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) For Swine Producers
Main webpage of COVID-19 resources from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
AASV
COVID-19: Preparing and Responding to a Positive Case on Your Farm
Prepare and manage the risk of COVID-19 on your farm.
Pork Checkoff
Farm Crisis Operations Planning Tool
Learn how to establish a site-specific crisis operating plan for business continuity.
Pork Checkoff, NPPC, SHIC, AASV
Practical Biosecurity Recommendations to Prevent COVID-19 in Farm Workers and Allied Operations
Recommendations for protection the health of personnel on swine farms.
University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center
What Pork Producers Need to Know About COVID-19
Information and resources for planning and preparation for COVID-19 impacts to swine producers.
Pork Checkoff

POULTRY

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Poultry Producers
Main website of COVID-19 resources for poultry producers.
U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

SHEEP AND GOATS

Wool and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible wool producers for the CFAP.
USDA