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Farming During COVID: Relief for CA Farmers - Shared screen with speaker view
Beth Spitler
32:45
Welcome to the webinar!
Beth Spitler
32:49
Thanks for joining
Beth Spitler
35:43
our moderator today: Jamie Fanous, National Center for Appropriate Technology, ncat.org
Sarah Dachos
36:11
Hi, I'm with Farmer Veteran Coalition and my husband is a beekeeper here in Woodland.
Max Neumeyer
36:37
Max Neumeyer, Mad Agriculture, Boulder, CO
Lola Quasebarth
36:58
Hi all, my name is Lola Quasebarth-I'm with California FarmLink out of Sacramento
Kathleen Liang
37:22
Hi Everyone! I am Kathleen Liang, Director of Center for Environmental Farming Systems in North Carolina
stephanie
37:48
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.
gaylene.kinzy
38:08
calling in from Benton, CA. Work for Bishop Paiute Tribe's Food Sovereignty Program.
Beth Spitler
38:13
We’re recording this webinar and live-streaming on CAFF’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/famfarms/
Hazel Beck
38:19
Hi,!...my name is Hazel Beck, Director of the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center in Carlsbad
Beth Spitler
38:26
please share with the hashtag #FarmingDuringCOVID
nancy.porto
39:03
Nancy Porto / Community Relations from ALBA
Wayne Morgenthaler
40:18
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
Beth Spitler
41:04
Welcome everyone. Thanks for joining our Relief for CA Farmers webinar.
Beth Spitler
41:18
We are recording and will share with all registrants after today
Beth Spitler
41:57
Speaking currently: Wes King, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), https://sustainableagriculture.net/
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Beth Spitler
53:20
Currently speaking: Janice Rocco, Fearless Advocacy, http://www.fearlessadvocacy.com/
Sarah Dachos
56:49
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?
Sara Tiffany
01:10:47
FYI, this webinar is being recorded and will be emailed along with several resources to all folks that registered.
Beth Spitler
01:11:38
currently speaking: Brett Melone, CA FarmLink, https://www.californiafarmlink.org/
Beth Spitler
01:24:25
https://www.californiafarmlink.org/
Beth Spitler
01:24:40
loans@cafarmlink.org
Beth Spitler
01:27:48
Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF): https://www.ccof.org/ccof-foundation/bricmont-hardship-assistance-fund
Beth Spitler
01:27:55
California Family Farmer Emergency Fund, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF): https://www.caff.org/cafamilyfarmeremergencyfund/
Beth Spitler
01:28:01
Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT): https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/minigrants
Beth Spitler
01:28:08
Farmer Relief Fund, American Farmland Trust: https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/
Beth Spitler
01:28:44
Farmers Emergency Fund, F.A.R.M.S.: https://www.30000acres.org/farmers-fund/
Kali Feiereisel
01:28:59
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
Gwenael Engelskirchen
01:29:14
Unfortunately looks like FACT is no longer accepting mini-grant applications as of 4/13.
Kali Feiereisel
01:29:26
Is there a flowchart somewhere that visually lays out the different funding options?
Beth Spitler
01:31:40
Oh no, thanks for that update, Gwenael.
Beth Spitler
01:31:59
Kali, I don’t know of something like that, but we’ll compile these resources after the call
1stfruitsfarm
01:34:47
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?
Brett Melone
01:37:17
Rachel, yes, FarmLink is taking PPP applications. I will speak in more detail about this in a moment.
Sarah Dachos
01:41:13
Thank you Janice
Beth Spitler
01:50:03
Just a reminder that this webinar is being recorded and will be shared along with resources mentioned after the webinar.
Wes King
01:55:58
“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.”
Wes King
01:56:23
That is the one sentence included in the CARES act about the $9.5 billion
Brett Melone
01:58:54
brett@cafarmlink.org
Wes King
02:00:16
Fine with me!
Beth Spitler
02:01:02
call to action: www.caff.org/get-covid-19-money-to-farmers
Beth Spitler
02:01:14
Make your voices heard!
1stfruitsfarm
02:01:36
thank you
Beth Spitler
02:02:32
Thank you for joining the webinar. Stick around for Barnyard Chatter to share your challenges and ideas for our policy advocates. Or ask any questions you didn’t get answered.
Beth Spitler
02:03:11
Stay up to date on state and federal advocacy with CAFF (https://www.caff.org/covid19/#covidadvocacy) and NSAC (https://sustainableagriculture.net/subscribe/)
Beth Spitler
02:03:34
Spanish language recoding of our first webinar: https://bit.ly/COVIDMarketingWebinarEsp