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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 broa... more


BREAKING: Congressional members, produce groups urge relief for supply chain

United Fresh Produce Association and a number of industry partners have presented to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a comprehensive Produce Market Stabilization Program to immediately support critical financial needs in the produce supply chain. ... 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 ... 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) pandemic by providing nee... more


Process providing COVID-19 lending support set by Farm Credit Administration

The Farm Credit Administration is issuing this informational memorandum to provide Farm Credit System (System) institutions with guidance on troubled debt restructuring (TDR) reporting, borrower rights and nonaccrual determinations when working with ... 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 good of public health and the safety of ... more



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