COVID-19

Advisory for Agriculture Worker Protection released in Monterey County

On March 20, the Monterey County (California) Agriculture Commissioner’s Office and Supervisors Luis Alejo and Chris Lopez along with Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, Coastal... more »

California stay-at-home order happens as ag sector digs in

With agriculture designated “critical infrastructure” by federal and state governments, the California Farm Bureau Federation reiterated its commitment to assist the state’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses during the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov.... more »

Pennsylvania closes non-life sustaining businesses; specialty crop operations exempt

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 19 ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m., March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that... more »

Remote operations in place for USDA Rural Development

Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand announced March 20 that USDA Rural Development is implementing enterprise-wide remote operational status effective immediately. Rural Development leadership and managers will continue to provide customer service while following the Centers... more »

North Carolina State Extension agent shares farmers’ market tips

Last week was a blur amid all the news about coronavirus and its impacts on our communities, both locally and nationally. Every day brought new information and new policies. I spent the week canceling large... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for vegetable growers

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has impacted Americans and our world partners significantly. While we have gained a basic understanding of this novel coronavirus, we are still in the earliest stages of the outbreak and do... more »

International Strawberry Symposium rescheduled for May 2021

Given the SARS-CoV-2 emergency, the ninth edition of the International Strawberry Symposium, initially planned for May 2020, will take place in Rimini on May 1-5, 2021. The decision, after much thought and with no alternatives,... more »

Pesticide applicator licenses’ guidance changed in Kentucky due to COVID-19

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is releasing new guidance regarding the testing, certification, and licensure of all pesticide operators and applicators regulated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All... more »

BREAKING: Disruption of agriculture labor needs addressed by agencies

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced March 19 a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help facilitate the identification of foreign and domestic workers... more »

Response to COVID-19 addressed by Kentucky agriculture department

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development has issued an update regarding the current impact of the coronavirus. No one at the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is a public health... more »

Current Issue

City operation balances social distancing, customer access

Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Succotash session set for 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Farm Market column: Why did the customers stop coming to market?

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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