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On June 5, President Trump signed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law. The new law, led by...Read more
The Indiana State Dept of Health has released guidance for Farmers Markets to operate during the COVID 19 pandemic. See...Read more



FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Webinar Series

#1:  Specialty Crop Producers: 6/9/20 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
#2:  Dairy & Non-Specialty Crop Producers:
6/11/20 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
#3:  Non-Specialty Crop & Livestock Producers:
6/16/20 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
FSA Programs in the Time of Coronavirus:
6/18/20 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Click HERE for more information.

USDA Announces Additional Specialty Crops Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has release an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and announced other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.  Producers will be able to submit applications that include the new commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28, 2020. Click HERE for more information.

SBA's COVID 19 Programs

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Loan Advance
Click HERE for more information

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Click HERE for more information.  NOTICE:  On 4/23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a supplemental funding bill that provides additional funding for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Grant program and the Paycheck Protection Program.  


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