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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 
CFAP Payment Calculator 
Considerations for Prioritization of PPE, Cloth Face Coverings, Disinfectants, and Sanitation Supplies 
Rural Development Resource Home
FSA Loan Servicing Resources
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Introductory Webinar 
USDA-Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Resource Home 
Food Product Dating Guide
Update on USDA food safety actions through FSIS, APHIS 
FSA bulletin on making service appointments 
Rural Development Single-Family Housing Direct Programs announcement 
H-2A and COVID-19
SNAP State Directory of Resources
SNAP Special Rules for the Elderly or Disabled
How to Apply to Accept SNAP (For Retailers and Farmers Markets)
Extension of Marketing Assistance Loan Maturity
Notification of Guarantee Loan Payment Deferrals for Business and Industry Loan Guarantees, Rural Energy for America Program Loan Guarantees, Community Facilities Loan Guarantees, and Water and Waste Loan Guarantees 

Press Releases

Will COVID-19 Threaten Availability and Affordability of our Food? April 16, 2020
DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America’s Food Supply, April 15, 2020
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19, April 8, 2020
USDA to Hold Online Meeting for Stakeholders to Gather Input about Statistical Programs, March 31, 2020
Animal Care Inspections During COVID-19 Pandemic, March 27, 2020
USDA Provides Flexibility to Shell Egg Industry to Shift Supply from Foodservice to Retail Outlets, March 26, 2020
USDA Feeds Kids, Helps Families During COVID-19 Emergency, March 26, 2020
FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business, March 26, 2020
USDA working with dairy industry to ensure Americans’ consistent access to milk, March 25, 2020
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19, March 25, 2020
USDA FSIS/AMS/APHIS statement to industry on COVID March 16, 2020
Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close, March 10, 2020


Agency Specific Updates and Resources

Farm Service Agency (FSA)
 
USDA Announces Loan Maturity for Marketing Assistance Loans Now Extended to 12 Months

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Farmers to Families Food Box
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Direct Assistance to Producers Webinar
USDA Food Box Distribution Program
USDA working with the dairy industry to ensure Americans’ consistent access to milk
USDA providing flexibility to shell egg industry
USDA to extend FMLFPP and RFSPP grant deadlines

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance
FNS statement on actions being taken in response to COVID-19
FNS Details on USDA Online SNAP Purchasing Pilot Program
CN COVID-19 Non-congregate Feeding Nationwide Waiver (*Extended to August 31)
CN COVID-19 Non-congregate Feeding Nationwide Waiver  (*Extended to August 31)
COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs (*Extended to August 31)
CN COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver  (*Extended to August 31)
Added fleixibility for delivery of fruits and vegetables under the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program 
USDA statement on proactive flexibilities being taken to feed children when schools close
USDA announces feeding program partnership in response to COVID-19
USDA to extend the public comment period on proposed school and summer meal reforms
USDA statement on additional flexibilities being taken to feed those in need during COVID-19 outbreak
USDA statement on safely feeding children in Washington state during COVID-19 outbreak
USDA statement on safely feeding children in California during COVID-19 outbreak

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
USDA statement on ensuring food safety during COVID-19 outbreak

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
U.S. companies who exhibit at major trade shows to benefit from Hong Kong relief bill

Forest Service (FS)
Forest Service provides COVID-19 updates

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
APHIS establishes coordination center to assist producers affected by meat processing plant closures 

National Agricultural Library (NAL)
Notice: To help protect the public from the spread of COVID-19, The National Agricultural Library (NAL) will be temporarily closed to the public starting Sunday, March 15th until further notice. Online services will continue to be available at https://www.nal.usda.gov/


National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
NASS remains operational and on schedule, asks farmers and ranchers to complete surveys online amid COVID-19


National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
New COVID-19 Rapid Response Program Area for Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
NIFA extends deadlines due to COVID-19


Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
USDA to provide updates on service center operations and continued support to producers


Risk Management Agency (RMA)
USDA Addresses Milk Dumping, Authorizes Other Flexibilities To Help Producers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, April 10, 2020
RMA addresses crop insurance deadlines amid COVID-19 outbreak
RMA addresses COVID-19 impact on Production Reporting Date (PRD) for crops insured under the Common Crop Insurance Policy, Basic Provisions
RMA to provide relief by deferring interest charges on crop insurance premiums
RMA answers frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19 response

 

Rural Development (RD) 
USDA Offers Temporary Payment Deferrals for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program
USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Federal Resource Guide
USDA implements immediate measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19
Rural Development provides information on actions taken in response to COVID-19
Rural Development taking steps to continue serving customers and stakeholders in single-family housing direct loan & grant programs
Rural Development announces foreclosure and eviction relief in connection with COVID-19 national emergency

Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS)
The Business and Industry Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Guaranteed Loan Program 
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