COVID-19 Stimulus Package for the Food System


The fourth stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 is already being developed. on the President, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce to declare a national disaster in the agriculture and seafood sectors to unlock existing federal disaster funding and services, and enable Congress to appropriate further relief funds for the farm and seafood sector. In addition, federal agencies must use every tool available to keep people in their homes, on the land, and on the water.

Social Distancing and Connection


The pandemic will impact farmers, rural communities, and people who rely on food assistance in ways that are only beginning to emerge, while also making many people slow down and appreciate the close community and resources they have around them.