COVID-19 and Your Farm and Livestock

COVID-19 and Your Farm

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.

COVID-19 General Information

Farmer and Producer Assistance Programs

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

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