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Florida representatives urge action to help state’s growers

U.S. Congressman Brian Mast, R-Florida, on April 7 led a bipartisan coalition from the Florida Congressional delegation in urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to expedite relief to Florida farmers amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

Food supply chain is in good shape, Virginia Tech experts say

The food supply chain will be able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to feed Americans across the country, two Virginia Tech experts said. The demand for the U.S. food supply chain will shift... more »

Ag worker protection advisory shared for Michigan operations

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, agricultural employers need to continue protecting the health of workers and the broader community. Whitmer's “Stay... more »

Farm worker documentation stressed amid essential nature of agriculture

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »

Flexibility in Farm Service Agency loans, equitable access to credit sought

U.S. Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both of Michigan, urged the Trump Administration April 6 to ensure the continuity of the U.S. food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

North Carolina strawberry U-pick outlets get operation advice

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order, which went into effect on Mar 30. COVID-19 has rapidly changed the individual freedoms that many of us took for granted, to ensure the greater... more »

Stay-home order in Alabama exempts agricultural operations

Farmers and agricultural businesses will continue to serve Alabama residents under a stay-at-home order issued April 3 by Gov. Kay Ivey. The order aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 is effective Saturday at 5... more »

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