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COVID-19: Nursery Crops Resources

NC State University COVID-19 Resource Pages

COVID-19 Main resource page

Farming resources during the pandemic

Federal Resources

USDA COVID-19-Federal Rural Resource Guide

USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by
the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:

• Technical, training, and management assistance;
• Financial assistance; and
• State and local assistance.

Department of Labor and Health and Human Services Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act addresses debt relief, low-interest loans, and counseling resources to adapt to the crisis.

Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated

State Resources

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response

North Carolina Farmworker Health Program  As part of statewide prevention efforts related to COVID-19, the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program in the Office of Rural Health, NCDHHS, has prepared and collected recommendations and resources to protect the health and safety of farmworkers and their families in Spanish also.

SBA loans for North Carolina. SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster.

Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Message from Kristin A. Hicks Ph.D. Section Chief, Plant Tissue, Waste & Compost, Solutions, and Soilless Media Testing, Agronomic Division, NCDA&CS

As a reminder, the Plant/Waste/Solutions and Media (PWSM) Lab will be operating as of their planned ramp down in staff in-house hours, lab operational hours will be reduced to Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. They will accept all samples except routine liquid manures. Barring unforeseen circumstances, this will be the PWSM schedule moving forward. Samples can still be delivered/submitted on Mondays and Thursdays. Practically: Plant tissue samples submitted on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays should be completed in one business day and plant tissue samples submitted Wednesdays and Fridays should be completed in two business days. This is the only delay in services that we anticipate at this time. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or concerns.

4300 Reedy Creek Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607-6465
919.733.2837 (fax)

Commodity Group Resources

(may require login or membership)

AmericanHort Coronavirus Resource Center The Workforce link has answers to frequently asked questions about H2-A labor, its daily struggles, keeps you informed of the situation at the border and state.

North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association Resources has an excellent set of resources with an emphasis on remaining viable and solvent during the crisis.

Nursery Management Magazine hosts the Connected Commerce Council (3C) Surviving Coronavirus Resource Center (requires subscription)