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Grimmway donates carrots for COVID-19 relief

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms is donating fresh carrots to support Kern County residents and California food banks during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Last Thursday company president Jeff Huckaby delivered baby carrot snack packs to six... more »

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 »

Getting food from farms to customers helped by UF/IFAS Extension

As the novel coronavirus disrupts the usual methods to deliver food from farms to consumers, University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents are helping connect growers with customers. Two such specialists are Sarah Bostick, an agriculture... more »

Employees, churches, healthcare providers, food banks aided by US Sugar

As part of its ongoing local response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sugar announced April 8 it is contributing nearly 1,000 crates, or the equivalent of 120,000 servings of fresh, locally and American-grown green... more »

Driscoll’s rolls out $4M in charity for pandemic

Driscoll’s on April 9 rolled out more than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being... more »

Florida specialty crop operators hit hard by virus impact, agent says

Gene McAvoy, regional vegetable Extension agent IV emeritus with University of Florida UF/IFAS, shared the following synopsis of conditions in south Florida for specialty crop growers impacted by the coronavirus challenges. “Up to the end... more »

MSU webinar focuses on selling at farmers’ markets during pandemic

An April 14 webinar at noon EDT will focus on selling at farmers' markets, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on that effort. Novel coronavirus is changing how food businesses can sell their products.... more »

With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon growers face uncertainty

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in south Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in north Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the... more »

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