COVID-19

Supply chain report looks at large retailer influence

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report on grocery supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic targets the influence of major retailers as exacerbating the effects of those disruptions. The FTC’s report also examined how supply... more »

USDA alerts growers to new disaster, pandemic relief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is alerting growers to two new federal assistance programs for revenue losses from COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Phase 2 of the Emergency... more »

Disaster, Covid assistance released by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing revenue-based disaster and pandemic assistance programs designed to help growers. On Jan. 23, the USDA publicized programs that agricultural producers can begin the application process. The two new... more »

Workers benefit from flu vaccines, COVID-19 boosters

This year has been the worst year for flu in the United States in over a decade, according to recently released federal data.  Farmworkers, and especially those who live in shared housing with other workers,... more »

Fresh produce, floral labor incomes near pre-COVID levels

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf... more »

H-2A workers must still show proof of vaccination

In January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented a rule requiring essential and non-essential non-citizen travelers entering the U.S. to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The regulation was set to expire this week, but on April... more »

Preparing for 2022 season, coping with COVID-19 in Salinas Valley

With most of the fruit and vegetable production coming from other regions, this time of year in the Salinas Valley, California, is all about preparation. What does that look like at the Grower Shipper Association... more »

CDC/WHO-approved vaccines in Mexico located by NCAE, Labormex

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has partnered with longtime member Labormex to locate CDC/WHO approved vaccines in Mexico for H-2A Temporary Workers.  Mexico is the largest provider of H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers to... more »

H-2A workers to be impacted by new vaccine requirement

As of Jan. 22, the Department of Homeland Security's is requiring essential and non-essential travelers entering the U.S. to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. H-2A workers arriving on Jan. 22, 2022, or after, will be... more »

New consumer food insights show rise in ag ‘channels’

As part of the Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID-19 project, in the fall of 2020 a team of researchers conducted a national survey of over 5,000 households. The survey provides important insights... more »

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