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Will the coronavirus pandemic impact the US food supply chain?

Much has been recently written about our nation’s food supply and consumer hoarding. I will not repeat what has been said, but rather offer additional perspectives during this trying time. This subject could be examined from... more »

COVID-19 relief for Michigan farmers urged by Senators Stabenow, Peters

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, and Gary Peters, D-MI, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide relief to Michigan farmers and keep families supplied with food during the COVID-19 crisis. “Michigan farmers have... more »

‘California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package’ introduced

With California farms facing labor shortages, grocers experiencing empty shelves because of logistical bottlenecks, and many of the state's up to one million farmworkers lacking access to health care, Assembly member Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, on... more »

Face masks can help reduce spread of COVID-19, agriculture included

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. For agriculture this would include retail outlets,... more »

UF/IFAS Extension helps get food directly from farmers to customers during pandemic

As the novel coronavirus disrupts the usual methods to deliver food from farms to consumers, University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents are helping connect growers with customers. Two such specialists are Sarah Bostick, an agriculture... more »

US Sugar provides fresh, locally-grown green beens to south Florida entities

As part of its ongoing local response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sugar announced April 8 it is contributing nearly 1,000 crates, or the equivalent of 120,000 servings of fresh, locally and American-grown green... more »

Pandemic charity effort of $4M announced by Driscoll’s

More than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources were rolled out by Driscoll's in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being distributed... more »

Florida Extension’s Gene McAvoy shares pandemic’s impact on specialty crop markets

Gene McAvoy, regional vegetable Extension agent IV emeritus with University of Florida UF/IFAS, shared the following synopsis of conditions in south Florida for specialty crop growers impacted by the coronavirus challenges. “Up to the end... more »

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