COVID-19

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 »

University of Vermont shares guidelines for fruit, vegetable operations

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a common concern and many are wondering what they can and should do. The information compiled by here is intended to help guide the fruit and vegetable farming community. If you... more »

Onsite auctions for Ritchie Bros. changing due to coronavirus

Information is moving fast and so is Ritchie Bros. With concerns about large gatherings growing around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many trade shows and events have been cancelled. Thanks to its industry-leading... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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