The EIDL Loan Program Reopens, but Only for Farms. Here Is What You Need to Know to Apply.

On Monday, May 4th, the Small Business Association (SBA) application portal for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) opened again, for farms only. This fact sheet provides more information about the EIDL program. The fact sheet also goes over some Payroll Protection Program (PPP) updates, including availability of the program and changes to how monthly average wages are calculated for seasonal employers (to the benefit of NYS farms). Follow the link below to view the resource in its entirety:

By Elizabeth Higgins, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Nicole Tommell, Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program and Myron Thurston, CCE Madison County.