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Use of face masks recommended to reduce COVID-19 spread

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. For agriculture this would include retail outlets,... more »

Bowery Farming increases produce donations to nonprofit partners

Bowery Farming (Bowery), a sustainable indoor farming operation in New York City, said April 8 it is furthering support for its nonprofit partners, including Table to Table and Maryland Food Bank, by providing over 400 pounds... more »

Food supply chain is in good shape, Virginia Tech experts say

The food supply chain will be able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to feed Americans across the country, two Virginia Tech experts said. The demand for the U.S. food supply chain will shift... more »

Farm worker documentation stressed amid essential nature of agriculture

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »

Continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Red-legged winter mites spread in high tunnel leafy greens

The red-legged winter mite, Penthaleus dorsalis, has been found in more high tunnels growing leafy greens this past winter for the third year in a row. Most of the reports I have gotten from high tunnels... more »

Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations ready

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recomendations' publication was transitioned into a biannual publication and therefore will only be updated in its entirety every other year. In “off” years, critical updates will be provided... more »

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »


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