COVID-19

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 »

COVID-19 is not foodborne or food-transmitted, Purdue specialist says

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the... more »

Events in Washington, D.C., for Ag Day cancelled

Due to government closures and in an abundance of caution and concern due to COVID-19, Ag Day events in Washington, D.C. are officially cancelled. Events include:  Celebration of Agriculture on the National Mall Proclamation Event... more »

Steps farms can take to fight coronavirus shared by Cornell

The U.S. is confronting an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes serious respiratory disease and may be deadly for older people and those with weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization is now calling the outbreak... more »

Ag Innovations Conference postponed in Santa Maria, California

The Fourth Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care, that had been scheduled for March 18 in Santa Maria, California, has been postponed, according to an announcement March 12 by organizer Surendra Dara of the University of... more »

Fresh Connections Retail, Women’s Fresh Perspectives postponed by PMA

The following statement on March 12 from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) outlines plans to postpone its Fresh Connections Retail and Women’s Fresh Perspectives events due to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. "We have made the... more »

Thrive Innovation Summit postponed over concerns regarding coronavirus

Organizers of the Thrive Innovation Summit, scheduled to held March 25 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, a gathering for top industry experts and innovative entrepreneurs focused on agtech and foodtech innovation., have made the... more »

Viva Fresh Expo in Texas will be postponed or canceled

Concerns about COVID-19 are escalating and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) and the Viva Fresh Steering Committee have decided not to move forward with the Viva Fresh Expo, scheduled April 29-May 2. “Because the... more »

Farmers’ markets offered COVID-19 advice

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers' market operators are wondering how best to respond. Markets are grappling with their role as public gatherings that are vital to food access for consumers and... more »

FDA is postponing most foreign inspections through April due to virus

The following announcement was made March 10. "Today, we are providing an update on the status of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections outside of the U.S. in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. After careful consideration,... more »

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