COVID-19

Masks distributed to California agricultural employees

The state of California recently shipped 1.4 million N-95 masks to agricultural commissioners in 35 counties for wildfire smoke protection for farmworkers. This is part of that effort. From a joint news release by the... more »

Rules for agritourism outlets revised in New York state

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 1 new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York State enters the Fall season. The businesses, which include corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable operations, hayrides... more »

UCCE small farms advisor seeks to make farming more inclusive, equitable 

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for everyone, with information about COVID-19 changing daily. For Californians who aren’t fluent in English, obtaining reliable information is particularly difficult. Aparna Gazula, a University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

Human coronavirus targeted by BioSafe Systems’ All Purpose Disinfectant

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant is now labeled to kill human coronavirus. According to a news release, it is categorized as “SaniDate 6%” on List N – the exclusive collection of disinfectants meeting specific... more »

Top 10 vegetables increased in dollar sales versus year ago

Entering the latter half of August, the very different nature of this year’s back-to-school season is becoming evident. Wave 17 of the IRI COVID-19 shopper impact survey, conducted between Aug. 7-9, finds a growing number... more »

Washington governor eases restrictions on agritourism outlets

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announced Aug. 28 updated guidance for agritourism and the agricultural industry as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. Rather than banning the activities, the revised rules give farms instructions on... more »

Deadline approaching for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program signup

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to... more »

75M food boxes delivered in Farmers to Families program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 28 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 75 million food boxes in support of American farmers... more »

Florida ag interests emphasize farmworkers during COVID-19

Over the next month, thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers will be returning to Florida, harvesting and packing the fall produce critical to our food supply. It’s critically important that when these workers arrive, they... more »

Additional $1B going to Farmers to Families Food Box Program

An additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program has been added. The additional funding announced Aug. 24 allows the program to continue support to farmers, distributors and American families in need. The... more »


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