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
Assistance Programs & Information
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.
Trusted Websites for information regarding COVID-19
Kansas Department of Health: govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
OSHA - Safety and Health Topics: www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
US Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Response Toolkit - Customizable Flyer for Businesses & Social Media Graphics
Resources for Children