COVID-19

Small business COVID-19 relief offers support for California farmers, ranchers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the creation of a $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The application period for round one began Dec. 30 and lasts until Jan. 8, 2021. The... more »

Colorado farms, processors get $1.6M in CARES Act grant funding

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with the Colorado Farm & Food Systems Respond & Rebuild Fund, has awarded $1,658,000 in grants to Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors. Recognizing the fundamental... more »

CSU scholars discuss COVID-19’s impacts on food system, ag workers

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) at Colorado State University hosted a virtual panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the agricultural sector on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Moderated by... more »

Grower-shipper group expands farm worker COVID-prevention training to Yuma

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employees in the Yuma in cooperation with the Regional... more »

USDA project to explore lessons learned from pandemic’s impact on food systems

The USDA has awarded a multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach project to assess the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems and to develop strategies for coping with future crises. “Lessons from COVID-19: Positioning... more »

Gebbers Farms fined $2M for violating COVID-19 safety procedures

An investigation into the COVID-19 deaths of two workers at a central Washington farm has found dozens of safety and health violations. As a result, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited Gebbers... more »

PMA hails passage of COVID-19 stimulus package

Late at night on Dec. 20, the U.S. House and Senate leadership reached agreement on a $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus package that will bring a desperately needed financial infusion into the U.S. fresh produce and... more »

Survey examines COVID-19 impact on Washington farms and ranches

Washington State University is collaborating with the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Agriculture to survey the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on farms and ranches in Washington state. The Washington State... more »

November produce sales continue to track ahead

November sales are dominated by the all important Thanksgiving holiday – one of the largest retail opportunities in produce and many other retail departments. This makes it a hard-to-beat sales occasion any year. However, throughout... more »

Emergency regulations on COVID-19 govern California employers, workplaces

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

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