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COVID-19 not a current threat to the food system, but California farmers still feel the pinch

COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security because adequate stores of staples – like wheat and rice – remain available. But the sustainability of California specialty crops may face greater hurdles, reported Laura... more »

LSU AgCenter posters show safe produce handling for producers, consumers

Hand-washing, social distancing and avoiding touching any part of the face are among the most prescribed recommendations across the globe for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Another practice that has become an important part of... more »

Stay-at-home order in Colorado recognizes agriculture as ‘Critical Business’

On March 25, 2020, Colorado Gov. Jared Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020... more »

Penn State Extension outlines operational approach during virus pandemic

For over 150 years, Penn State Extension has fulfilled its mission of delivering science-based education to Pennsylvania communities. We will not waiver on that promise during this challenging time. Our services continue. We are, however,... more »

COVID-19 information for farmers compiled by Purdue University

This is a very difficult time for many people. Farmers and those involved in other aspects of agriculture and food production are experiencing significant challenges. This fact sheet has information that may help those involved... more »

MDARD cancels Food & Ag Housing Town Halls in Michigan

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has cancelled the Food & Ag Housing Town Halls scheduled for Monday, March 30 in Traverse City at... more »

Iowa ag department waives deadline for pesticide applicators to renew certification

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced March 23 that the deadline for pesticide applicators to renew their certifications has been waived by a proclamation signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on March 22. Iowans who were certified... more »

Michigan Blueberry Kick Off Meeting to be conducted online on April 3

Michigan State University Extension and the Small Fruit are hosting the 2020 Blueberry Kick Off Meeting on April 3 at 1 p.m. A webinar will be presented with updates on issues affecting the blueberry industry,... more »

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