Farming During COVID: Relief for CA Farmers - Shared screen with speaker view
Welcome to the webinar!
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our moderator today: Jamie Fanous, National Center for Appropriate Technology, ncat.org
Hi, I'm with Farmer Veteran Coalition and my husband is a beekeeper here in Woodland.
Max Neumeyer, Mad Agriculture, Boulder, CO
Hi all, my name is Lola Quasebarth-I'm with California FarmLink out of Sacramento
Hi Everyone! I am Kathleen Liang, Director of Center for Environmental Farming Systems in North Carolina
I’m Stephanie Hiller, I’m an advocate for local organic farming, and I’m writing an article for Yes! Magazine about how farmers are dealing with this virus.
calling in from Benton, CA. Work for Bishop Paiute Tribe's Food Sovereignty Program.
We’re recording this webinar and live-streaming on CAFF’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/famfarms/
Hi,!...my name is Hazel Beck, Director of the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center in Carlsbad
please share with the hashtag #FarmingDuringCOVID
Nancy Porto / Community Relations from ALBA
oops, Wayne Morgenthaler, Oasis Community Farm, Petaluma CA. Working with DSA North Bay to establish a 40 family CSA using the Mutual Aid Farm Cooperative model. We have done farm to market before but this is a shift to Non profit model. I am very concerned with farm labor health and belive that the food system may be on the brink of a major failure
Welcome everyone. Thanks for joining our Relief for CA Farmers webinar.
We are recording and will share with all registrants after today
Speaking currently: Wes King, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), https://sustainableagriculture.net/
Currently speaking: Janice Rocco, Fearless Advocacy, http://www.fearlessadvocacy.com/
Is there a way to get updates on how people can get involved in the legislative process if they wish to advocate for how funds are allocated?
FYI, this webinar is being recorded and will be emailed along with several resources to all folks that registered.
currently speaking: Brett Melone, CA FarmLink, https://www.californiafarmlink.org/
Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF): https://www.ccof.org/ccof-foundation/bricmont-hardship-assistance-fund
California Family Farmer Emergency Fund, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF): https://www.caff.org/cafamilyfarmeremergencyfund/
Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT): https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/minigrants
Farmer Relief Fund, American Farmland Trust: https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/
Farmers Emergency Fund, F.A.R.M.S.: https://www.30000acres.org/farmers-fund/
For government provided funding if you apply to one of those options does it eliminate your ability to apply to other government funding options? Is there a chart somewhere that
Unfortunately looks like FACT is no longer accepting mini-grant applications as of 4/13.
Is there a flowchart somewhere that visually lays out the different funding options?
Oh no, thanks for that update, Gwenael.
Kali, I don’t know of something like that, but we’ll compile these resources after the call
you mentioned a loan to help with ecommerce? were a small farm, but now we need to have an online opportunity for our customers to purchase since they cant come on the farm. any ideas? what platforms are farmers using most?
Rachel, yes, FarmLink is taking PPP applications. I will speak in more detail about this in a moment.
Thank you Janice
Just a reminder that this webinar is being recorded and will be shared along with resources mentioned after the webinar.
“For an additional amount for the ‘‘Office of the Secretary’’, $9,500,000,000, to remain available until expended, to prevent, prepare for, and respond tocoronavirus by providing support for agricultural producers impacted by coronavirus, including producers of specialty crops, producers that supply local food systems, including farmers markets, restaurants, and schools, and livestock producers, including dairy producers: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as beingfor an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.”
That is the one sentence included in the CARES act about the $9.5 billion
Fine with me!
call to action: www.caff.org/get-covid-19-money-to-farmers
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