COVID-19 Daily Viticulture Update 04/09/2020

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COVID-19 Daily Viticulture Update 04/09/2020

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Viticulture, Winery and Tasting Room:

Update on Paycheck Protection Program:

AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are not SBA approved lenders. We have been working through the approval process, as another way to offer our members additional support during these challenging times.

These groups are currently unable to process Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications at this time. We know these funds will not last long, so we are encouraging our members to reach out to their depository banks with any immediate needs.” – NCAGR

Please read here for further information on how to gain access to funding. Please also see PPP FAQ here.

March COVID-19 Survey:

Our survey from 3/22/2020 to 04/02/2020 showed that 71% of farms are very concerned that COVID-19 will affect their business negatively. Most farms have taken measures to adjust to the situation, from social distancing (25%), offering sanitation and protective gear (31%) to offering take-out only and online services (25%). Loss of income (31%), safety of customers and staff (23%) and impact on supply chains (15%) were of larger concern. Please see here the detailed survey results.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 4/9/2020:

  • North Carolina (11:00 a.m.): 3,651 positive/ 65 deaths
  • USA: (8:21 p.m.): 462,135 positive/16,513 deaths
  • World (8:21 p.m.): 1,596,496 positive/ 95,506 deaths

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Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

NC Muscadine Grower Association COVID-19 Resource Page

NC Wine Database for NC Wineries. Please enter your information

NY Wine Grape Growers Association COVID-19 Resources

This post was created by Emma Volk (evolk@ncsu.edu) and Mark Hoffmann