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Church Brothers Farms promotes Jeff Church and Rick Russo

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms is strengthening its leadership and C-suite team with new, strategic promotions. The grower announced Jeff Church is taking on the role of chief operations... more »

COVID-19 impact on food markets, agriculture Purdue webinar topic

Join the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture for a free webinar examining COVID-19’s impact on U.S. food and agriculture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20. “COVID-19 is disrupting U.S. food distribution and marketing, reducing demand... more »

California urban farms are included in ‘essential businesses’ category

Even as Californians shelter in place to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, nutritious food remains vital to the health and well-being of our communities. "Eating fruits and vegetables is known to benefit our... more »

New south Florida USDA inspection dock opened by Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new USDA inspection dock in Port Everglades, Fla. The new $1.6 million dock has capacity for 80 refrigerated (reefer) containers, more than double... more »

Protecting farm labor during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maintaining a healthy farm workforce is more important than ever to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure a successful harvest. Farms should continue to enforce food safety best practices already in place, such... more »

California grower buries lettuce after coronavirus shutters restaurant market

There should be tractors rumbling across Jack Vessey’s ranch, pulling wagons full of fresh-cut romaine lettuce to be packed and shipped to restaurants and grocery stores across the United States. According to a story by... more »

Food supply chain, consumer habits sorted out as store shelves empty

While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in the composition of household food expenditures.... more »

Farmers connected to mental health services with MSU partnership

Michigan State University Extension's Farm Stress program is now equipped to connect farmers experiencing stress and mental health issues with online counseling. Through this pilot project, Michigan State University Extension’s Farm Stress Program  can link farmers with... more »

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