As essential workers, it’s crucial agricultural producers and workers stay healthy and safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve compiled the following resources and information to help those in the ag community stay safe and healthy. This page will be updated as more information and resources become available.
4.29 Update: The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27th. Stay updated on the status of the program here.
“In a nutshell, the PPPL is designed to help small businesses keep their employees paid through this difficult period. The PPPL provides $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay employees and keep them on the payroll. These loans are open to most businesses under 500 employees, including non-profits, the self-employed, startups and cooperatives. Farmers can apply for the PPP through any existing SBA 7(a) lenders or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union or Farm Credit System institution that is participating.”