Labor

Paycheck Protection Program available to agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration have released an interim final rule on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Agricultural producers are eligible to participate in the program and should reach out to... 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 »

Virus education materials in indigenous languages, dialects and Spanish

Gene McAvoy of University of Florida Cooperative Extension shared this reference that you might find useful. These resources were gathered by the Rural Women’s Health Project, with thanks to Evelyn Moraga in Guatemala, Dr. Laura... more »

NCAE webinar: ‘Update for Ag Employers on New Paid-Leave and Stimulus Provisions’

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has scheduled the next installment of its educational webinar series, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act: Update for Ag Employers on New Paid-Leave and Stimulus Provisions.” “Agricultural... more »

Q&A lists FDA responses to coronavirus regarding food safety, workers

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the following resources available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety. For additional information, visit FDA's main page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). March... more »

Breaking: Increased processing of H-2A visa holders OK’d by state department

Word came from Washington, D.C. on March 26 that the U.S. State Department has taken steps to increase processing of H-2A visa holders through consulates around the world – in particular the expansion of interview... more »

North American Blueberry Council to host March 27 industry resources webinar

The North American Blueberry Council will provide resources and address questions related to the current labor challenges and the broader impact COVID-19 is having on the blueberry industry during a Friday, March 27 webinar. The... 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 »


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