Northeast

Freeze damage to peach crop seen in south central Pennsylvania

Weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds. The temperature at 837 feet elevation above sea... more »

Cornell Orchards donates apples to area school districts

Cornell Orchards has long been known for its generosity in supporting the local community. So when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close, leaving many students without regular access to meals, the orchards’ staff saw an... more »

Virginia growers urged to register for opportunities with retailers, wholesalers

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has partnered with produce retailers and wholesalers to market Virginia Grown produce in local stores. To satisfy product demand and to assist any possible market disruptions,... more »

Produce grower training offered through eCornell

Food safety is critically important throughout the supply chain, but it begins with the grower. Farms have many microbial risks, and in order to protect the fruits and vegetables grown and packaged on a farm,... more »

Crunch Time does more than pedal apples with its ‘Win a Schwinn’ promotion

Crunch Time Apple Growers and Schwinn bicycles joined forces for the third straight year to create a consumer promotion designed to boost awareness of Crunch Time's SnapDragon® apple variety – the extra-juicy, sweet-tasting consumer favorite... 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 »

Virginia Tech experts: Food supply chain is strong, resilient despite COVID-19

The food supply chain will be able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to feed Americans across the country, two Virginia Tech experts said. The demand for the U.S. food supply chain will shift... more »

Need for documentation clarified for essential ag in Pennsylvania

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »


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