COVID-19

Ag exempted from Monterey’s shelter order

Agricultural operations and related food businesses are being exempted from a shelter-in-place order in Monterey County, one of the country’s most prolific specialty crop production areas. COVID-19,... more »

Commercial vehicle drivers get hours-of-service regulatory relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

LGMA food safety audits continue through COVID-19 crisis

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing information to inform retail and foodservice customers, as well as consumers, that activities in place to ensure the safety of leafy greens are fully operational during... more »

COVID-19 compels National Institute of Food and Health to extend deadlines

Due to the disruptions arising from the national response to COVID-19, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is extending the following deadlines. NIFA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to this... more »

COVID-19 food safety work addressed by USDA

Top USDA officials March 16 spoke on food safety issues related to the new coronavirus. COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019, as of March 16 had been linked to 6,606 deaths by the Worldwide... more »

Texas International Produce Association cancels 2020 Viva Fresh Expo

The 2020 Viva Fresh Expo has been canceled due to the increased concern for the health and safety of the exhibitors and attendees. Going forward, the 2021 Viva Fresh Expo is scheduled for March 23-28,... more »

US Consulates react to impact of COVID-19, H2-A processing

The following information was posted March 16 regarding the operation of U.S. consulates in regard to Mexico. "The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our... more »

Guidelines for coronavirus set by Michigan Migrant Labor Housing Program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Migrant Labor Housing Program is designed to ensure the safety of housing occupied by five or more migrant agriculture workers. With the growing concern over the coronavirus... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shares safety facts

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms... more »

EPA-registered disinfectant products’ list expanded

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products... 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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