COVID-19 - Community Response Articles




USDA's Rural Resource Guide


USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

 AUDIO: Finding opportunities in the pandemic


Niche market sales are on the rise across the U.S. due to the ongoing pandemic. Noah talked with one rancher about the rise in sales she is seeing right here in Kansas.

Farm Bureau Financial Services office hosts blood drive amidst critical shortage


While the drive came about because the office was looking for more community outreach opportunities, it just so happened to fall when the need was growing because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Fredonia takes community approach to COVID-19 response


Betzen and some of her friends helped form the Fredonia CAN (Coronavirus Awareness and Nutrition) taskforce to provide community members with information on where to find food and other resources.

AUDIO: Dustin Kuntz with Harveyville Seed talks about the impacts of COVID-19


We talk with Dustin Kuntz of Harveyville Seed to discuss how COVID-19 could impact his small business.

USDA takes steps to help rural residents, businesses and communities


Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Providers offering free internet access, other measures


Here is what some internet service providers (ISPs) in Kansas are doing to help households with K-12 and/or college students affected by COVID-19 closures.