Logistics, communication, preparedness keys to planning for COVID-19 on your farm

Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is intended to help growers navigate communication, logistics, and planning. We (University of Minnesota Extension) will continue to develop... more »

National Agriculture Day March 24 declared by White House

Amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, President Donald Trump is calling on Americans to honor agriculture and its vital role in society through a national proclamation. March 24, 2020 has been declared National Agriculture Day... more »

Agriculture exempted as as Colorado enacts work-at-home order

Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, issued the following statement on March 23: "Customers & Colleagues, Governor Polis issued an order late yesterday directing all Colorado employers to reduce in-person work that takes place outside a... more »

United Fresh wants action by Congress to ‘mitigate challenges’

United Fresh Produce Association, on behalf of our 1,500 member companies that make up the full fresh produce supply chain at the forefront of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors,... more »

CDFA’s COVID-19 resources webpage: Updated information for food, agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA’s) COVID-19 dedicated webpage is constantly updated with resources for those in the Food and Agriculture sector, which is regarded as critical infrastructure in this crisis as well as all... more »

Frequently asked questions addressed by APHIS

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a list of frequently asked questions to share information about Agency services and business continuity.  These FAQs will be updated as needed to keep stakeholders informed about APHIS'... more »

Michigan suspends non-essential activities; ag exempted

At 11 a.m. on March 23, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer issued an executive order to temporarily require businesses to suspend activities that are not necessary. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020, at 12:01... more »

Food, ag importance to economy outlined in new study

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has served as a reminder of the critical role that the United States food and agriculture industries play in fueling our nation and ensuring that Americans are supplied with an abundance of safe... more »

Postharvest sanitizer product from Marrone OK’d by EPA

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of effective and environmentally responsible pest management and plant health products, announced March 23 that its Jet-Oxide 15% postharvest sanitizer product is now allowed by the U.S. EPA for... more »

Hand-washing, sanitation on produce farms during virus outbreak

Novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, is on every grower’s mind. Here are answers to common questions about how to approach hand-washing and sanitation on produce farms. Both large and small... more »

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