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Below is some information received by New Mexico First from the NM Food and Agriculture Policy Council and Farm to Table.

This week USDA is planning how to disburse billions in aid funding intended for farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19. Stand with New Mexico First to ensure that aid is distributed equitably by including farmers that sell into local and regional markets.

New Mexico First has signed on and encourages its partners to sign on too. Lenders, nonprofits, businesses, farmer groups, and more.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Sign-On Letter to USDA on Direct Farmer Aid in the CARES Act
SIGN ON DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 6:00 PM EASTERN
Click here to sign on.

Additional Resources:
Just released is the Farm and Food Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act: Click here.
Small Business Support through the Small Business Administration. COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Click Here.

A special thanks to our policy partners for this information and to our New Mexico Congressional Leadership for co-sponsoring a letter to USDA requesting clarity on food and agriculture programs in the CARES Act. Click Here to see letter.

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