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‘H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum’ set by Penn State

The "H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum: Program Updates under COVID-19" is an open forum webinar for growers and farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place on May 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This... more »

Gold Coast Packing supplies 600 fresh produce boxes to residents

In response to shelter in place orders due to COVID-19, Gold Coast Packing, a leading grower, shipper and processor of fresh produce, partnered with sister winery, Costa de Oro, to offer local central coast residents... more »

Certis USA hires Karla Medina-Ortega as regional field development manager

Certis USA, a biopesticides company, has hired Karla Medina-Ortega as field development manager. In this role, she will oversee Certis USA product development and technical support activities for the southern U.S. from her location in... more »

Plant protein’s role in cellular shape, drought survival pegged by scientists

A team of Washington State University scientists discovered how a little-understood plant protein guides development of tiny cellular structures that regulate the flow of sap from roots to shoots, revealing a potential way to help... more »

Stress on farmers subject of Michigan State University webinars

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Michigan State University Extension educators will host two free webinars addressing the effects of farm stress on farmers, family members, and workers in the agricultural field. Nicole Persing-Wethington and Sean Knurek with... more »

Leafy greens group responds to report identifying foodborne illness source

California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms. Leafy greens... more »

COVID-19 guidance for seasonal farm workers, employers set in New Jersey

In an effort to help protect the thousands of seasonal farm workers in New Jersey, the state Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Labor and Workforce Development have issued guidance on working conditions as well as... more »

Guidance to U-pick operations in advance of opening set in Michigan

As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. Farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »


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