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Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief (3rd Edition)
August 4, 2020

Announcing the third edition of our Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief, published on August 4, 2020. The First Edition of the Guide was published on April 13, 2020. The Second Edition was published on April 27, 2020. Due to changes in the programs, the Second Edition is quite different than the First Edition. The Third Edition updates the same topics that were covered in the Second Edition. In places, such as the chapter on the CARES Act SBA programs, the changes in the Third Edition are significant. Several of the programs discussed in this Guide are the product of the CARES Act—technically known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act became law on March 27, 2020. In addition, this Guide covers changes to the CARES Act programs that were made in more recent legislation. Despite this additional legislation, and in some cases because of it, many parts of the law of COVID-19 relief remains confusing, and changes in the programs continue. This Guide also addresses various other topics and programs that have been established in response to COVID-19 and which are likely to impact farmers. This guide, and any of its updated successors, is available at

Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief (3rd Edition) August 4, 2020