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July 23, 2020 Press Release
The lawmakers asked that the new funding be specifically targeted towards producers who were ineligible, or did not receive sufficient assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), or from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Section 12005 funds.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Dairy Caucus, released a letter he wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
May 19, 2020 Press Release
“This news couldn’t have come soon enough for our dairy and commodity crop farmers in eastern Connecticut,” said Rep. Courtney.
May 4, 2020 Press Release
“Farmers were left out of the first round of EIDL funding, and they deserve immediate access now that the SBA has followed through on our request,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 28, 2020 Press Release
In his letter, Courtney noted that since passage of H.R. 266, neither the SBA nor Treasury have provided a portal for farmers and agricultural enterprises to apply for and receive funding through the critical EIDL program.
April 25, 2020 Press Release
“Many of our farming families in eastern Connecticut operate like small businesses – they’re getting hard during this pandemic, just like many other small employers, and they need access to cash flow immediately,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 25, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Last night, the U.S. Treasury Department and the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new guidance clarifying that farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers are eligible to receive funding through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as long as they meet certain requirements. The new guidance comes following Rep.

April 22, 2020 Press Release
“While we applaud the speed at which the Paycheck Protection Program was rolled out, we hope that you may address the concerns of our agricultural business constituents before additional funding is authorized for disbursement by Congress,” the members wrote.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
“These new federal dollars were authorized specifically to help rural communities get the resources they need to stay connected, stay healthy, and to keep the edge in the fight against COVID-19,” said Congressman Courtney
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“As strong advocates for hemp production in Connecticut, we write to you today to share our comments and concerns related to the interim final rules for hemp production published by your agency on October 31, 2019."