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News from May 2020


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 20, 2020

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide direct relief to producers who faced a five-percent-or-greater price decline and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. About the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food […]

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Forest Farmers Market Celebrates 10 Years in Bedford County

May 19, 2020

The Forest Farmers Market is celebrating its 10th season of operation this year, following a surprising turnout of compliant customers in its first few weekends…

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Agritourism Education Series

May 18, 2020

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension office for this on-line educational series designed for the Agritourism industry in Virginia. These sessions are open to agritourism producers, industry personnel or anyone wanting to learn more about agritourism. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Virginia Agritourism page on Facebook and on the Virginia Cooperative Extension […]

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Bedford County EDA assists businesses with PPE needs

May 13, 2020

Bedford County Office of Economic Development and EDA worked with the Dept. of Fire and Rescue to assist a dozen manufacturers and public-facing service industries in obtaining a supply of PPE.

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County Departments Team up to Support Businesses with PPE

May 6, 2020

The Office of Economic Development and Dept. of Fire & Rescue have reached out to local manufacturers and “people-facing” service industries to gauge the urgent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs for doing business. More than a dozen companies responded to the survey and have appreciated receiving the most critical supplies they need to keep their […]

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New Eligibility for Ag Business: Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance

May 5, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance […]

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