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North Carolina SweetPotato Commission hires registered dietitian

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission (NCSPC) is proud to announce and welcome Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN - Bucket List Tummy as the registered dietitian of record for the commission and its members. Schlichter will be... more »

Specialty crops not accessing USDA direct payments: Western Growers

As of June 15, USDA has allocated nearly $2.9 billion of $16 billion in direct payments as part of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Specialty crops continue to lag other sectors of the agriculture... more »

California shares employer checklist for COVID-19 outbreak action

The California Department of Food and Agriculture shared this memo from State Public Health officer Dr. Sonia Y. Angell: This checklist is intended for use by employers experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace. Employers... more »

Georgia vegetable growers should prepare now for harvesting

As we approach the harvest season for watermelon, bell pepper, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, sweet corn and other crops, Georgia vegetable growers can move ahead and prepare seasonal workers to mitigate the spread of... more »

Ag workers responsible for COVID-19 case hikes in Florida?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 16 again echoed his recent sentiments from about COVID-19 spread among Florida farmworkers as the state reported the highest increase in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, however, the Florida Department of Agriculture... more »

Michigan’s Revolution Farms builds 2-acre greenhouse expansion

Revolution Farms, an indoor farm growing lettuce and salad greens, this summer is expanding the operation by adding 2 new acres of indoor greenhouse space. The state-of-the-art facility will use the latest agriculture technologies, including... more »

Metro Atlanta sees Extension’s mobile farmers’ markets rolling again

Mobile farmers' markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta to continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and staff have... more »

Food processing program at MSU gets $500,000 USDA-NIFA grant

Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded $500,000 over the next five years to support the food processing certificate program offered through the Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) in East Lansing and at community college partners. The... more »


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