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Donations come from Michigan food, agriculture businesses

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 23  recognized several Michigan food and agriculture businesses for their donations to the Food Bank Council of Michigan and other non-profits as part of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiative... more »

Help for farms comes from Georgia Department of Agriculture, UGA

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of... more »

UF weather alert website for farms now mobile-friendly, among other updates

The Florida Automated Weather Network, a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the site... more »

Western Growers back plan to eliminate specialty crop payment limits

In response to a bi-partisan congressional call to eliminate payment limits for specialty crop, livestock and dairy producers before the final Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details are announced, Western Growers President & CEO Dave... more »

California LGMA CEO to retire, search for a new CEO begins

After 13 years as the chief executive officer of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, Scott Horsfall is announcing his plans to retire. The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) represents... more »

With some guidelines, Colorado to ramp up farmers’ markets

Along with greening grass and warming temperatures, spring also signals the start of farmers’ markets across Colorado. Farmers’ markets are considered essential businesses by the state and will open to serve Coloradans looking to purchase... more »

Penn State Facebook page for Latinx agriculturalists made available

Penn State Extension is connecting with Latinx agriculturists in essential food businesses to provide timely outreach and science-based education on farm production, food safety and workplace risk management. Spring is a critical season for Penn... more »

Kalera to open indoor vertical farm in Atlanta

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced April 21 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Atlanta, Georgia in early 2021. The new Atlanta facility is the next step in Kalera’s rapid domestic... more »

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