Resources for Farmers

Resources for Farmers

Info Packets

A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding

Dealing with Stress after a Disaster

Information for farmers about tax issues related to weather losses

Financial Aid

New York State Agriculture & Community Recovery Fund
Farm Operation Match Program - applications due NOVEMBER 7th

The Farm Operation Match Program will begin to address the costs flood affected farmers have incurred to replace crops that would have fed livestock and crops that had to be replaced to maintain customers of consumer supported agriculture (CSA), farmers markets and farm stands.

Clickherefor more info on the program and eligibility requirements.
Clickherefor the program application.


Filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Farmers in counties that were declared "Major Disasters" may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Self-employed individuals are eligible but you must apply by October 3. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

To apply or get more info:

In New York: 1-888-209-8124

In New Jersey:

Union City - (201) 601-4100

Freehold - (732) 761-2020

Cumberland - (856) 507-2340

In Vermont: 1-877-214-3330


USDA's Farm Service Agency

Farm Bureau state offices
New York:
New Jersey:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

We are honored to count a number of LGBTQ Producers and stand workers among GrowNYC's farmer community, read a few of their stories here. 

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