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H-2A growers’ forum eyes protecting agricultural employee health

Penn State Extension is hosting the second in a series of H-2A growers forums on protecting agricultural employee health on June 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Grant Meckley, Keystone Health Agricultural Worker Program, will discuss... more »

Del Monte Fresh names Fonseca vice president of product management

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., a marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced the promotion of one of its longtime employees, Ana Cristina Fonseca, to a newly created role... more »

Cornell Ag Experiment Station’s Margaret Smith new director, associate dean

Margaret Smith has been appointed as associate dean and director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective Aug. 1, 2020. Smith came to Cornell in 1987 as a faculty member in Plant Breeding and Genetics, focusing... more »

UNH’s Brent Loy receives Big E Agricultural Adventurers Award

J. Brent Loy, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus and long-time NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher, has received Eastern States Exposition’s 2020 New England Fellowship of Agricultural Adventurers Award. The honor was announced May 21... more »

Digital marketing webinar for agribusinesses offered in Georgia

The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar will be hosted... more »

Survey seeks responses to COVID-19 workplace impacts in California

All California growers, ranchers, farm labor contractors and ag supervisors are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19 in the workplace. The survey is being conducted by the UC Davis Western... more »

Cornell offers NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for farms

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety... more »

APHIS declares elimination of Ralstonia solancearum incidents

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its State partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. The June 11... more »

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