Northeast

Virginia Tech experts: Food supply chain is strong, resilient despite COVID-19

The food supply chain will be able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to feed Americans across the country, two Virginia Tech experts said. The demand for the U.S. food supply chain will shift... more »

Need for documentation clarified for essential ag in Pennsylvania

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »

Some tips on continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Shark Tank appearance pays off for Vermont farmer Katey Evans

Delaware farmer Katey Evans landed a sweet deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Evans pitched a full line of super premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free, and fat-free... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in a normal fashion. While... more »

Interim guidelines released for operation of farmers’ markets in New York state

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 31 released the following Interim Guidelines for the Operation of Farmers' Markets. This guidance is provided for farmers’ market operators and vendors in response... more »

Virginia MarketMaker helps producers face market losses due to COVID-19

With school closures and other food and beverage businesses being ordered to stop normal operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, farmers and other agricultural producers along the supply chain are now faced with a lack of... more »

Minimizing risks at farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, U-pick, produce auctions

Each day brings new information and concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. If the threat of this rapidly spreading viral disease lingers, social distancing and limitations on public gatherings could adversely impact... more »


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