NYS Ag and Markets: Horticulture (as of 5.5.20)
- At this time, horticulture is designated as a non-essential business (with the exception of nurseries/greenhouses selling food producing plants). Please note that landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes has been designated as essential. Please consult the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESD) guidance for further information on essential businesses.
- Guidance issued on March 24, 2020 is no longer applicable. Horticultural operations should continue to check back here for any updates.
NYS Empire State Development: 4.9.20. Subject to workforce reductions as of 5.6.20
#3. Essential manufacturing including food-producing agriculture/farms
# 4 Essential retail including farmer’s markets, delivery for orders placed remotely via phone or online at non-essential retail establishments; provided, however, that only one employee is physically present at the business location to fulfill orders
#5 Essential services including (as of 4.17.20) maintenance for the infrastructure of the facility or to maintain or safeguard materials or products therein; landscaping, but only for maintenance or pest control and not cosmetic purposes
Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function as described above, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.
- USDA Covid-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide - Technical and financial assistance by type of operation
- USDA Rural Development- grants, repayment deferrals, etc.
- USDA resources for farmers
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund
- Growing Farmers: The Farm and Food Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
- Cash flow management podcast 4.13.20
- Pace University: Crowd funding as an economic recovery tool
- Farm Credit East archived webinars
- New! Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL) vs Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
- SBA Debt Relief (updated 4.27.20)
Check list in left hand column, too
NYS Department of Labor
US Department of Labor
Internal Revenue Service
EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network)
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has information ranging from what to do if you have trouble paying your bills, are facing income loss, or have a problem with a financial service.
- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides information linking banks, technology and consumers.
New! Cornell Small Farms Program
Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet April 17 – suggestions if you have or haven’t applied