Buckeye Farm eNews–Coronavirus updates from Ohio Farm Bureau

At this unprecedented time, Ohio Farm Bureau is and will continue to engage with administrative and legislative leaders to be your voice and dispense needed information. Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring COVID-19 developments as they happen and will be updating members frequently. American Farm Bureau also has an update page.
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Read Buckeye Farm eNews for May 28, 2020
Ohio releases guidance for 2020 county fairs
Read Buckeye Farm eNews for May 26, 2020
CARES, CFAP Payments Webinar
Read Buckeye Farm eNews for May 22, 2020
2020 Ohio State Fair canceled, COVID-19 impacts on county fairs in 2020, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program eligibility, payment details, Rural broadband access needs in sharp focus during pandemic, Deadline to respond to U.S. Census extended through October, June Buckeye Farm News now available online
USDA offers more details, sign up info for CFAP, H2Ohio program moves forward with $50 million, Orient meat processing facility has capacity for pork, beef, Critical link in agricultural supply chain needs improvement
Ohio Farm Bureau President Burkett speaks on COVID-19 impact, Questions about status of state, county fairs remain, USDA hosts webinar on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, USDA approves pandemic P-EBT program to feed kids in Ohio
OFBF efforts help members navigate COVID-19 uncertainty, Restaurants start to open for dine-in service May 15, Reopening Ohio safely requires following COVID-19 protocols, City of Toledo’s appeal of LEBOR verdict is dismissed, Ohio General Assembly back in session this week
Ag businesses now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, New directory connects consumers to local farmers, Guidelines as employees begin to return to work, Food banks stretched during COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. Food System: Bending but not broken, Mental health resources available for farmers, Don’t forget to complete the 2020 Census, Ohio Farm Bureau offers three new member benefits
Gov. DeWine announces reopening of Ohio businesses in phases, New guidance for Paycheck Protection Program
Resources to find PPE for your business, Paycheck Protection Program allocated more funds, Pre-register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Farm Bureau 2020 membership campaign a success, May/June Our Ohio magazine is available online
COVID-19 survey reveals impacts on state’s food system, Farm Bureau advocates for ag as Ohio reopens economy, USDA’s new coronavirus food assistance program, Local match requirement waived for grant programs
Small Business Association PPP well runs dry, Complete the Food, Farm and Agribusiness COVID-19 Survey, Keeping your food, families safe during the COVID-19 crisis, AFBF’s Zippy Duvall tapped for economic revival group, AgriPOWER applications are due April 20
Complete the Food, Farm and Agribusiness COVID-19 Survey, Emergency funding granted to procure food for Ohio food banks, USDA unveils tool to help rural communities address pandemic, How the pricing, pooling of dumped milk works, BWC allocates funds, waives safety requirements
Take the Farm, Food and Agribusiness COVID-19 Impact Survey, USDA offers flexibilities to help farmers during pandemic, OSU Farm Office offers live office hours on Mondays, OSU CFAES launches COVID-19 resources hub, Vote-by-mail in the 2020 Ohio primary election by April 28, AgriPOWER applications due April 20, Nationwide hosts financial planning webinars
Important H2Ohio update for Maumee Watershed counties, Outreach to USDA points to where ag funding is needed, State COVID-19 job search resource available
No need for limits on milk purchases, Mental health care vital as farmers’ concerns grow, Tips for business owners during COVID-19 protocols, Employer information for COVID-19 positive employees
Paycheck Protection Program keeps employees on payroll, H2A visa disruptions get policy reprieve, COVID-19 impact on EPA enforcement and compliance, Mobile retail food operators can sell from their farms
CARES Act signed to provide COVID-19 crisis relief, What’s in the CARES Act for food and agriculture?, Personal protective equipment still needed for medical workers, Find out where to support local Ohio businesses, USDA adds flexibility for crop insurance to help farmers
State legislature passes emergency COVID-19 measures, FSA makes changes to make it easier to conduct business, April Buckeye Farm News online now
Answering questions about “essential” business, COVID-19 guidance for essential farming operations, How to maintain some non-essential business operations, Ohio ag groups celebrate farmers on National Ag Day, OSU Extension announces a ‘tournament of education’
What does stay-at-home really mean?, Ag is essential, but it’s not business as usual, Routine domestic inspections of food facilities suspended, Check in with USDA for essential local services, Contact local SWCD offices before visiting
Watch “Farm Bureau in a Flash” for March 23, 2020
DeWine issues ‘stay at home’ order, ag is ‘essential’ service, Jobs available at the consumer end of the food supply chain, First responders are in need of PPE donations
Homeland Security deems agriculture as ‘critical infrastructure’, Secretary Perdue’s video message to food supply chain ‘heroes’, U.S. ag, labor work together to assist H-2A employers, Rural electrics follow PUCO’s lead, will not disconnect service
Ag groups stress importance of industry to Gov. DeWine, Congress passes coronavirus relief bill, How COVID-19 may impact spring planting
Ohio Farm Bureau focuses on COVID-19’s agricultural impact, State, federal guidelines released for coronavirus, Food supply is holding steady throughout the country and Coronavirus and the challenges facing the dairy industry.
Read Buckeye Farm eNews for March 17, 2020
Primary election postponed to June 2, coronavirus measures at livestock auctions, Sonny Perdue’s message on food supply chain, online classes for workers’ compensation group rating participants.