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The Local Food Revolution Goes Online—for Now

To survive uncertain times, small farms are pivoting to serve their local communities and compete with big box grocers online.

Direct Marketing in CA: Rules & Regs

Learn the various laws and regulations that govern direct marketing in California, including CSAs, farmers markets and farm stands.

Employee Paid Leave Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified...

Coronavirus Agricultural Worksite Checklist

Maintain a Healthy Workforce. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Individuals infected with COVID-19 and those exhibiting any...

Small Business Resources

List of potential sources of relief funding from federal, state and local entities, compiled by the CA State Treasurer, updated regularly.

Unemployment Due to COVID-19

What if I have to lay off workers due to slowdowns in my business? Under the recently passed coronavirus relief package (aka “CARES Act”), a...

Six Bay Area counties extend stay-at-home order to May 3 with new guidelines

Essential businesses, including farms, will be required to develop a social distancing protocol before April 3. Currently this applies only to six Bay Area counties,...

CA Agricultural Mediation Program

Need help resolving farm and business-related disputes? Free service from Dept. of Ag. with an impartial person to assist parties negotiate differences…

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by directing $349 billion towards job retention and business operating expenses.

Emergency Mini-grants for Livestock Farmers

Mini-grants of up to $500 for crisis-affected livestock and poultry farmers for materials, services or equipment that would help them to transition to an online...