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Colorado keeps workers home; agriculture exempt as ‘critical business.’

Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, issued the following statement on March 23: "Customers & Colleagues, Governor Polis issued an order late yesterday directing all Colorado employers to reduce in-person work that takes place outside a... more »

Dedicated website targeted to California food, ag interests

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA’s) COVID-19 dedicated webpage is constantly updated with resources for those in the Food and Agriculture sector, which is regarded as critical infrastructure in this crisis as well as all... more »

Ag exempted as Michigan enacts suspension of non-essential business activities

At 11 a.m. on March 23, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer issued an executive order to temporarily require businesses to suspend activities that are not necessary. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020, at 12:01... more »

West Virginia Blueberry Field Walk goes online March 26

Through this Facebook Live program at 4 p.m. March 26, speciality crop Extension specialist  Reza Rafie will walk us through VSU's Randolph Farm blueberry fields, where a collection of 39 different cultivars are under study. All... more »

Monterey County, ag groups back advisory for agricultural worker protection during COVID-19

On March 20, the Monterey County (Calfornia) Agriculture Commissioner’s Office and Supervisors Luis Alejo and Chris Lopez along with Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, Coastal... more »

North Carolina farmers’ markets open to provide food essentials

Farmers' markets are an essential part of our nation’s food system and farmers are doing their part to have fresh produce and meats available for consumers. “We have had many questions about whether farmers markets... more »

California Farm Bureau touts role of agriculture during COVID-19 crisis

With agriculture designated “critical infrastructure” by federal and state governments, the California Farm Bureau Federation reiterated its commitment to assist the state’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses during the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov.... more »

Southwest Michigan grape meeting dates set for 2020

The Michigan State University (MSU) Extension grape team has announce the schedule and locations for our 2020 in-season grape grower meetings in southwest Michigan. These meeting focus on the beginning of the season, before bloom, mid-season before... more »

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