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Impact of COVID-19 seen in strawberry industry report from Rabobank

Strawberry planted acreage in California is up year-over-year in 2020 from its lowest level in almost 15 years, and increased plantings in the Santa Maria producing region continue. Florida’s acreage remains flat, while strawberry plantings... more »

Sakata Seed America donates masks, gloves to aid response

Sakata Seed America is doing its part to support medical professionals and the health care system amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sakata Seed America, a breeder and producer for the vegetable and ornamental seed markets, utilizes... more »

COVID-19 not food system threat; California farmers still feel pinch

COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security because adequate stores of staples – like wheat and rice – remain available. But the sustainability of California specialty crops may face greater hurdles, reported Laura... more »

Posters aid consumers, producers and sellers in minimizing COVID-19 risks

Hand-washing, social distancing and avoiding touching any part of the face are among the most prescribed recommendations across the globe for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Another practice that has become an important part of... more »

Colorado agriculture seen as ‘Critical Business’ in stay-at-home order

On March 25, 2020, Colorado Gov. Jared Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020... more »

Services continue from Penn State Extension during COVID-19 outbreak

For over 150 years, Penn State Extension has fulfilled its mission of delivering science-based education to Pennsylvania communities. We will not waiver on that promise during this challenging time. Our services continue. We are, however,... more »

A fact sheet for growers navigating coronavirus

This is a very difficult time for many people. Farmers and those involved in other aspects of agriculture and food production are experiencing significant challenges. This fact sheet has information that may help those involved... more »

Bolthouse acquires Rousseau’s carrot operations

Building on its 100 plus years of carrot farming heritage, Bakersfield, California-based Bolthouse Farms announced March 25 it had entered into an agreement to acquire Arizona-based Rousseau Farming Co.'s carrot operations. This move, part of Bolthouse... more »

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