COVID-19

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 »

Breaking: Aid coming to farmers after passage, signing of CARES Act

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the CARES Act on March 27: “The passage of the coronavirus response legislation will provide much needed relief to... 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 »

Breaking: Increased processing of H-2A visa holders OK’d by state department

Word came from Washington, D.C. on March 26 that the U.S. State Department has taken steps to increase processing of H-2A visa holders through consulates around the world – in particular the expansion of interview... more »

Funding for agriculture included in rescue package OK’d by U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate late in the evening on March 25 approved a $2 trillion COVID -19 Phase 3 rescue package by a vote of 96-0. The bill now moves to the U.S. House, which is... more »

Farm safety for children remains vital during COVID-19 threat

Farming is always challenging, and never more so than now, especially for parents with children living and/or working on the farm. “We hear from parents who are juggling farm work, off-farm work and home-schooling,” said... 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 »


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