In times of crisis, Mr. Rogers taught us to “look for the helpers.” Now, as the Coronavirus compromises industries nationwide, growers continue to Wheat Wrapped In Moneyface the day. They wake before dawn; seed, till, and plant until dark; and happily do it all again the next day.

We should look for the helpers, but we must help them in return.

As declining market prices threaten the farming industry, relief efforts are underway. President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $2 trillion aid package, March 27. The CARES Act includes billions in provisions for farmers and agriculture workers.

Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) said, “The relief package will provide stability for our farmers and ensure the American people have a safe and stable food supply.”

Here are the Ag provisions according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.

The Senate consulted several agricultural groups while drafting the bill, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

Agricultural organizations are also lending their support. The American Farmland Trust has set up a Farmer Relief Fund benefiting those impacted by the Coronavirus. The trust will award cash grants of up to $1,000 to each eligible farmer.