The status and effects of the corona virus pandemic emergency are in constant motion as the nation has been gearing up to face this truly unique challenge. Kansas's Independent Agriculturalists on are the front-lines of ensuring Americans have a safe and healthy food supply. KCA is actively engaged in the crisis, and working on multiple fronts to assist. As resources come available, we are compiling a list for producers, consumers, and our communities to take actions to protect their physical well-being, livelihoods, and mental health.

Although the spread of the COVID-19 virus has been minimally detected in Kansas, it is imperative to behave as if the virus is here and prevalent in order to avoid its spread. Take steps to protect the health of you and your family. The average age of our farmers and ranchers puts them at elevated risks of serious consequences should they suffer infection.  Take steps to protect yourself by social distancing, practicing proper hygiene techniques, seeking medical attention when appropriate, and following CDC and local guidelines.

Agriculture Specific Resources

United States Department of Agriculture

Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure

Example Document: Exemption from Travel Restrictions

FMCSA - Expanded Emergency Declaration


Kansas Department of Agriculture

Livestock Marketing Association



Care Act

Assistance Programs & Information


America's SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Resources

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance:

  • Businesses are encouraged to apply now because the loan processing time can take 3+ weeks. If the loan is approved, the SBA disburses the funds in installments (the first disbursement is usually within 5 working days of approval).

  • Loan disbursements come from the SBA directly (not a bank) and there is no obligation if the business decides to not take the loan once funding is approved.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration

SBA Disaster Assistance - Economic Injury Fact Sheet


SBA Disaster Assistance - Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses


UPDATED Business/Employee Provisions for COVID-19 - Rep. Roger Marshall's Office:


​Kansas Unemployment Benefits Extended & How to Apply​​

Kansas Department of Labor Shared Work Application (Layoff Alternative)


​Facebook Small Business Grants Program


​SBA Updates Criteria on states for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19): 3-17-20

Trusted Websites for information regarding COVID-19

Kansas Department of Health:



John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: ​


OSHA - Safety and Health Topics:


OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:






1-800Accountant - Free Tax advice, Tax Preparation and Federal Tax Filing for qualifying small businesses affected by the


US Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Response Toolkit - Customizable Flyer for Businesses & Social Media Graphics

Department of Labor Sick Leave Poster


Kansas Ag Stress

Suicide Prevention: Call from landline - 1-800-273-8255, Call from cell - 785-841-2345, Text - HOME to 74174


Manage Anxiety & Stress

​Resources for Children

Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.


Audible offers free "Stories" for children. Titles offered in multiple languages.


How to talk to kids about coronavirus


How to home-school during the coronavirus with free resources


Free Resources and Subscriptions for Remote Learning and Home Schooling


List of Education Companies offering FREE subscriptions