Emily Broad Leib, Alex Ramsey & Emma I. Scott, COVID-19 Response: Resources for Small and Mid-Size Farms in Mississippi (Delta Directions Publ’n No. 33, May 1, 2020).
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic presents a number of new and difficult challenges for families, small business owners, and food producers across the country. This Issue Brief provides an overview of the resources available to small and mid-size farms facing such challenges in Mississippi. The first section outlines current benefit programs that these farms can utilize, including loans and unemployment benefits, as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related federal actions. The second section provides policies that the State of Mississippi could enact to provide additional assistance to farms dealing with the crisis.