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Veterans struggling with job loss connected with farms in Arkansas

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford on April 6 launched Farm Corps in partnership with Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Arkansas National Guard, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. The... 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 »

Continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Virus education materials in indigenous languages, dialects and Spanish

Gene McAvoy of University of Florida Cooperative Extension shared this reference that you might find useful. These resources were gathered by the Rural Women’s Health Project, with thanks to Evelyn Moraga in Guatemala, Dr. Laura... more »

NCAE Column: Looking ahead allows for proper planning, growth

Whumpf! It happened again! The third time in a month, no less! I ride the Metro train every morning when I come into work. It’s convenient and far quicker than if I tried to drive... more »

‘Update for Ag Employers on New Paid-Leave and Stimulus Provisions’ new NCAE webinar

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has scheduled the next installment of its educational webinar series, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act: Update for Ag Employers on New Paid-Leave and Stimulus Provisions.” “Agricultural... more »

FDA Q&A regarding food safety and the coronavirus disease

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the following resources are available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety. For additional information, visit FDA's main page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).... more »


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