Funds available for the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program ran out shortly after Congress passed the CARES Act, as the Small Business Administration was swamped with applications. Fortunately, President Trump and Congress have reached an agreement to provide more funding for these programs ($310 billion for the PPP and $10 billion for EIDL emergency grants). The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, April 21st, and the House is expected to follow suit this week. As before, NAGA strongly encourages interested businesses to move quickly to apply. Like the first batch, this refill of those program funds will not last long.

In addition, many gamebird business owners have wondered if they are eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans or emergency grants through the Small Business Administration (SBA). In normal circumstances, the answer would be no. NAGA has been advocating in support of efforts by leading members of Congressional small business committees to make these programs available to agricultural businesses for programs provided as a response to COVID-19. We’ve just learned from Senator Marco Rubio, who chairs the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, that the latest relief bill includes clarification that agricultural businesses are eligible.

EIDL loans are expected to have an interest rate in the range of 3.5%. Businesses may be eligible for a $10,000 emergency grant through this program as well. It should be understood that any business receiving a grant under EIDL will lose that same amount from any loan forgiveness associated with a loan provided through the Paycheck Protection Program. Currently the SBA is not accepting new EIDL applications, but that is expected to change as soon as the President signs the new relief bill.


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Join NAGA President Peg Ballou for this important broadcast on ways to discourage waterfowl and other birds from congregating on your farm or club. Your participation is requested with ideas on products, procedures and plans to share with other industry members. ... See MoreSee Less

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Websites that hold this kind of product are not endorsed or necessarily recommended, but the content is here to help you find products that may help deter nondesired birds from remaining around your area. Birdsbgone Laserbird Wildgoosechase Birdbarrier Agrilaser.

Additionally, I mentioned spikes on your posts, owl or swan decoys to deter birds congregating around pens. The swan decoys float in the pond and the incoming ducks and geese stay away. Apparently Swans don't play well with others. Huh, who knew?

And a better one of the metal spinner.

This is the tape I mentioned. Kinda like a mylar bag sliced into strips.

Hey, gang, I am attaching some pictures that wouldn't show on the livestream. This is one of the metal spinners I was talking about.

My problem is starlings and sparrows coming through the 2” net

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