COVID-19

COVID-19 puts growers on the spot when it comes to storage needs

JMT US, LLC offers storage and shipping solutions to help the fruit and vegetable sectors enhance their sales while providing better end products to consumers. Faced with the unprecedented situation into which the COVID-19 has... more »

We’re open and ready for business

Vegetable Growers News assures its audience that, despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting the specialty crops industry, our publications and... more »

COVID-19 impact on Colorado specialty crops industry viewed

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) and its grower members are very concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on Coloradans' physical, economic and social health. "We join authorities in urging Coloradans to... more »

Coronavirus impact addressed by American Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau released its first assessment March 18 of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny... more »

Florida vegetable growers’ meeting changed to online format

Due to the evolving corona virus situation, the University of Florida (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) administration has determined that all group research and Extension meetings through the end of April must be... more »

Water measurement, reporting courses in California postponed

University of California Cooperative Extension UCCE is postponing the water measurement and reporting courses that were scheduled for April 14 until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. California water-rights holders are required by state law... more »

COVID-19 policy in place for receiving facilities, FSVP importers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance March 17 to communicate FDA’s intention to temporarily not enforce supplier verification onsite audit requirements for receiving facilities and importers under the  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in response to the... more »

‘Emergency’ processing of ag worker visas sought

The steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) on March 18 called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to recognize all H-2A as well as any other non-immigrant visa petition involving an agricultural worker... more »

COVID-19 is subject of FDA stakeholder briefing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a stakeholder call today, March 18, at 3:45 p.m. EDT to discuss food safety and food supply questions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). During the call,... more »

Ag included in Pennsylvania’s ‘essential businesses’

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on March 18 issued guidance for the agriculture industry on essential businesses and how those businesses can mitigate against COVID-19 while maintaining essential operations to ensure access to food. Governor... 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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