COVID-19 Information and Resources for the Agriculture Industry

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Farms.com has compiled some useful resources for our community of users in Canada and the United States. Below you will find links to industry-related news articles, resources for agricultural and food industry employers and employees, government updates by state and province, and links to all major agricultural associations and organizations in Canada and the United States to help you stay informed with updates and announcements related to your particular sector.

COVID-19 Agriculture-Related News Articles

Farmers give back during coronavirus outbreak

Biosecurity to avoid COVID-19 spread

Marketing hogs in the age of COVID-19

Helping farmers share feelings

Ont. distilleries helping fight COVID-19

Working from the home office

Agri-food businesses help combat COVID-19

Ag workers exempt from travel ban

The effects of COVID-19 on plant 2020

Assessing COVID-19 and Cdn. ag

The effects of COVID-19 on Ontario ag

Cancelled Farm Shows and Events for March 2020

Markets down amid coronavirus spread

AgCareers.com offering free temporary seasonal job postings

 

Ag Market Prices

Farm Commodities Prices and Market Information

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Canadian Employers

Agribusiness Workforce Preparations for Coronavirus

Making Mental Health a Priority at Work

Resources for Canadian Businesses: COVID-19

COVID-19 Answers to Employer Questions from the Canadian Payroll Association

8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus

COVID-19 Response Planning: Is Your Business Prepared?

Update Your HR Plan for COVID-19

The Leader’s Guide to Managing COVID-19 Panic

Information and Tips on COVID-19

Managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Employers

Printable handwashing Instruction Poster

Printable About Coronavirus Disease Fact Sheet (COVID-19) Poster

Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council - Information and Tips on COVID-19

COVID-19 Canadian Supply Chain Issues

Temporary Foreign Workers Exempt from Canada’s Travel ban

Calling All Suppliers – Help Canada Combat Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Canadian Employees and Job Seekers

Agricultural Employment’s COVID-19 Response

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

EI Sickness Benefits: Apply

Support for Workers and Businesses Through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Available Jobs in Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Biotechnology

Available Jobs in Food Manufacturing, Food Processing, Food Packaging and Logistics

 

Government COVID-19 Information and Resources by Province and Territory 

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec – English

Quebec - Français

Saskatchewan

Yukon Territory

 

Canadian Agriculture Associations and Organizations

4-H Canada

Agricultural Adaptation Council

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program

Canadian Young Farmers' Forum

La Coop fédérée

National Farmers Union

Union des producteurs agricoles

 

Canadian Dairy Associations and Organizations

Canadian Dairy Commission

Canadian Dairy Information Centre

Canadian Dairy Network

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Processors Association of Canada

National Livestock Identification for Dairy

 

Canadian Poultry and Poultry Products Associations and Organizations

Canadian Hatching Egg Producers

Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council

Canadian Poultry Research Council

Chicken Farmers of Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada

Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada

Poultry Industry Council

Turkey Farmers of Canada

 

Canadian Plant and Plant Products Associations and Organizations

Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association

Flowers Canada Growers

National Sunflower Association of Canada

 

Canadian Meat and Meat Products Associations and Organizations

Canada Beef

Canadian Meat Council

Canada Pork International

National Renderers Organization

Canadian Beef Grading Agency

 

Canadian Livestock-General Associations and Organizations

Canadian Animal Health Coalition

Canadian Animal Health Institute

Canadian Livestock Genetics Association

National Farm Animal Care Council

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada

 

Canadian Livestock-Bovine Associations and Organizations

Canadian Cattlemen's Association

National Cattle Feeders' Association

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Canadian Beef Breeds Council

Ayrshire Breeders' Association of Canada

Canadian Angus Association

Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association

Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association

Canadian Charolais Association

Canadian Dexter Cattle Association

Canadian Galloway Association

Canadian Gelbvieh Association

Canadian Guernsey Association

Canadian Highland Cattle Society

Canadian Hereford Association

Canadian Limousin Association

Canadian Murray Grey Association

Canadian Shorthorn Association

Canadian Simmental Association

Canadian South Devon Association

Canadian Speckle Park Association

Salers Association of Canada

Holstein Canada

Jersey Canada

 

Canadian Livestock-Sheep Associations and Organizations

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

Canadian Sheep Breeders Association

Canadian Sheep Federation

 

Canadian Livestock-Equine Associations and Organizations

Equestrian Canada

 

Canadian Livestock-Goat Associations and Organizations

Canadian Goat Genetics

Canadian Goat Society

Canadian National Goat Federation

Canadian Meat Goat Association

 

Canadian Livestock-Swine Associations and Organizations

Canadian Pork Council

Canadian Swine Breeders Association

Canadian Swine Exporters Association

 

Canadian Livestock-Alternative Associations and Organizations

Alpaca Canada

Alpaca Livestock Producers and Cooperators Association

Canada Mink Breeders Association

Canadian Bison Association

Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association

Llama Canada

 

Canadian Fish and Seafood Associations and Organizations

Aboriginal Aquaculture Association

Association of Seafood Producers

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Aquaculture Association of Canada

Canadian Association of Prawn Producers

Canadian Albacore Tuna

Canadian Sablefish Association

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Geoduck / Underwater Harvesters Association

Groundfish Enterprise Council of Canada

Lobster Council of Canada

 

Canadian Organics Associations and Organizations

Canada Organic Trade Association

Canadian Organic Growers

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

Organic Federation of Canada

 

Canadian Honey / Syrup Associations and Organizations

Canadian Honey Council

 

Canadian Oilseeds, Cereals and Grains Associations and Organizations

Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute

Canadian Canola Growers Association

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association

Canada Grains Council

Canadian International Grains Institute

Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

Canola Council of Canada

Flax Council of Canada

Grain Growers of Canada

Malting Industry Association of Canada

SeCan Association

Soy Canada

 

Canadian Pulses and Special Crops Associations and Organizations

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Canadian International Grains Institute

Canadian Seed Growers Association

Canadian Seed Institute

Canadian Seed Trade Association

Canadian Special Crops Association

Canadian Spice Association

Canadian Sugar Institute

Pulse Canada

Seeds of Diversity

 

Canadian Exporting and Marketing Associations and Organizations

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Canadian Agri-Marketing Association

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions

Canadian Food Exporters Association

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation

 

Canadian Safety, Inspection and Standards Associations and Organizations

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition

Health Canada

Standards Council of Canada

 

Canadian Research Associations and Organizations

Agricultural Institute of Canada

BIOTECanada

Canadian Association for Food Studies

Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine

Canadian Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Society of Agronomy

CropLife Canada

Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

 

Canadian - Other Associations and Information

Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

Farm Management Canada

Fertilizer Canada

Canadian Health Food Association

Canadian Natural Products Association

Renewable Industries Canada

Halal Advisory Group

Natural Products and Agri-Food Network

Soil Conservation Council of Canada

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for American Employers

Agribusiness Workforce Preparations for Coronavirus

Making Mental Health a Priority at Work

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

USDA – Food and Nutrition Services

USDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Guidance

Center for Disease Control – Guidance Business Response

COVID-19 U.S. Employment aw Update and Guidance for Employers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

COVID-19: Businesses and Employers

Video: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Message to Producers

 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for American Employees and Job Seekers

Agricultural Employment’s COVID-19 Response

U.S. Department of Labor – Coronavirus Resources

Unemployment Benefits Finder

Available Jobs in Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Biotechnology

Available Jobs in Food Manufacturing, Food Processing, Food Packaging and Logistics

 

COVID-19 State Resources

View COVID-19 State and Regional Resources (National Association of Manufacturers (NAM))

 

Government COVID-19 Information and Resources by U.S. State 

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington D.C.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

American Agriculture Associations and Organizations

American Farm Bureau Federation

American Poultry Association

Animal Agriculture Alliance

National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America)

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

National Farmers Union

American Farmland Trust

Farm Aid

 

American Dairy Associations and Organizations

American Dairy Association

American Dairy Goat Association

American Dairy Products Institute

American Dairy Science Association

Midwest Dairy Association

National Milk Producers Federation

U.S. Dairy Export Council

 

American Poultry and Poultry Products Associations and Organizations

National Chicken Council

National Turkey Federation

National Broiler Council

United Egg Producers

American Egg Board

U.S. Poultry & Egg Council

 

American Plant and Plant Products Associations and Organizations

Alfalfa Council Organizations

American Crop Protection Association

American Dry Bean Council

Corn Refiners Association

Cotton Foundation

National Association of Wheat Growers

National Corn Growers Association

National Cotton Council of America

Northern Grain Growers Association

National Onion Association

National Potato Council

U.S. Apple Association

U.S. Feed Grains Council

U.S. Wheat Associates

U.S. Rice Federation

U.S. Rice Producers Association

Walnut Council

 

American Meat and Meat Products Associations and Organizations

U.S. Meat Export Federation

 

American Livestock-Bovine Associations and Organizations

American Brahman Breeders Association

American Guernsey Association

American Hereford Association

American-International Charolais Association

American Jersey Cattle Association

American Simmental Association

British White Cattle Association of America

Brown Swiss Cattle Breeder's Association

Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board

Holstein Association

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Red Angus Association of America

Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

United Braford Breeders

 

American Livestock-Sheep Associations and Organizations

American Sheep Industry Association

North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association

 

American Livestock-Goat Associations and Organizations

American Dairy Goat Association

American Goat Society

 

American Livestock-Swine Associations and Organizations

National Pork Board

 

American Fish and Seafood Associations and Organizations

Americas Tilapia Alliance

Catfish Institute

Fishermen’s Marketing Association

National Aquaculture Association

National Fisheries Institute

North American Native Fishes Association

 

American Organics Associations and Organizations

The Organic Trade Association

 

American Honey / Syrup Associations and Organizations

National Honey Board

 

American Oilseeds, Cereals and Grains Associations and Organizations

American Soybean Association

 

American Exporting and Marketing Associations and Organizations

Cherry Marketing Institute

Food Marketing Institute

U.S. Meat Export Federation

National Agri-Marketing Association

National Potato Promotion Board

National Watermelon Promotion Board

North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association

Potato Association of America

 

American - Other Associations and Information

Almond Hullers and Processors Association

American Cheese Society

American Feed Industry Association

American Herbal Products Association

American Peanut Shellers Association

American Seed Trade Association

American Spice Trade Association

American Sugar Alliance

American Sugarbeet Growers Association

Mushroom Council

Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network

Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc.

Specialty Coffee Association of America

 

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

During this stressful time, it’s important to maintain your mental health and wellness. If you feel overwhelmed by the impacts of business closures, job loss, self-isolation or quarantine, reach out right away and speak with a professional who can help.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources



Online Webinars and Workshops

Online webinars and workshops are a great way to stay engaged and advance your skills. AgCareers.com is pleased to offer several industry-related webinars and workshops.

Professional Online Agricultural Webinars and Workshops