COVID-19

Small Business Administration offers loans due to impact from coronavirus

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans due to the damaging effects of the coronavirus. After the passage by the House and Senate of the CARES Act, an additional $10 billion has been added... more »

Agriculture an essential service as Texas enforces stay-at-home order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an essential services order. The order would require anyone who is not considered an essential critical infrastructure worker to stay home. The order will limit everyone who lives or works... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in a normal fashion. While... more »

Report: Specialty crop growers among those impacted by pandemic

COVID-19 has brought the U.S. economy to a screeching halt, ushering in a recession in the process. For most businesses, the sudden stop to the economy is more jolting than the financial crisis of 2008... 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 »

Florida stay-at-home order excludes agricultural operations

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 1 issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state as it grapples with a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak. The order goes into effect April 2 at midnight and will... more »

Coronavirus resources shared by United Fresh Produce Association

In these unprecedented times, United Fresh Produce Association has created this resource to help the fresh produce industry and supply chain partners address commonly asked questions, and resources that can help keep you and your... more »

Florida Agri-Women, American Agri-Women cite challenges during virus spread

In this moment in time due to the coronavirus pandemic, our nation is facing many challenges as we adhere to instructions of social distancing. Our leaders are working 24/7 to contain the spread and are... more »

Ranier Fruit, with T&G Global, donate apples to local schools amid quarantine

In light of national, state and local quarantines related to the coronavirus, Selah, Washingotn-based Rainier Fruit and marketing partner T&G Global have donated more than 12,000 apples and 26,000 plastic bags to the Selah School... 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 »


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