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Facebook Live becomes venue for popular West Virginia blueberry event

Virginia State University Extension faculty are offering their first online-only public program this Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. through Facebook Live. The annual Blueberry Field Walk will be conducted by specialty crop Extension specialist... more »

Del Monte Fresh Produce assures uninterupted acces to fruit, vegetables

Coral Gables, Florida-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. announced today that during the COVID-19 pandemic it would continue to deliver an uninterrupted supply of fresh fruits and vegetables – safe, ready and available from farms... more »

Farms are ‘essential’ in New York, and so are farm employees

With the growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the U.S., states are taking action to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the disease. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders that force most employers to reduce... more »

MSU Fruit Spring Meetings move to online format

Due to Michigan State University’s recent recommendations to minimize human contact because of novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension fruit team will be moving its spring educational... more »

Bobalu Berries heralds in spring donating berries to local schools

Like many family businesses, Oxnard, California-based Bobalu Berries is navigating through the global issue occurring, but as a farming company, is also navigating through normal spring weather patterns as demand increases for its fresh strawberries.... more »

Rainier Fruit moving toward formal EFI certification

As a leader in the apple category, Selah, Washington-based Rainier Fruit has partnered with Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) to begin training and move toward formally certifying its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. This will include a... more »

Feinstein calls on State Department to expedite H-2A visas

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, called on the State Department to protect the nation’s food supply chain by ensuring agriculture workers are able to receive H-2A visas during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to harvest food is... more »

Planning for COVID-19 on your farm: logistics, communication and preparedness

Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is intended to help growers navigate communication, logistics and planning. University of Minnesota Extension will continue to develop resources... more »

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