COVID-19

American Farmland Trust launches fund to help farmers affected by COVID-19 Crisis

American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, has created a Farmer Relief Fund. All monies raised will go directly to farmers. The fund being established by the American Farmland... more »

Michigan Blueberry Kick Off Meeting to be conducted online on April 3

Michigan State University Extension and the Small Fruit are hosting the 2020 Blueberry Kick Off Meeting on April 3 at 1 p.m. A webinar will be presented with updates on issues affecting the blueberry industry,... more »

Del Monte Fresh Produce assures uninterupted acces to fruit, vegetables

Coral Gables, Florida-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. announced today that during the COVID-19 pandemic it would continue to deliver an uninterrupted supply of fresh fruits and vegetables – safe, ready and available from farms... more »

Produce Marketing Association’s Treacy shares produce supply chain guidelines

Ed Treacy, vice president, supply chain and sustainability for Produce Marketing Association sent out the following information on March 24 to assist produce supply chain members amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “In the midst of... 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 »

MSU Fruit Spring Meetings move to online format

Due to Michigan State University’s recent recommendations to minimize human contact because of novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension fruit team will be moving its spring educational... more »

Bobalu Berries heralds in spring donating berries to local schools

Like many family businesses, Oxnard, California-based Bobalu Berries is navigating through the global issue occurring, but as a farming company, is also navigating through normal spring weather patterns as demand increases for its fresh strawberries.... more »

Feinstein calls on State Department to expedite H-2A visas

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, called on the State Department to protect the nation’s food supply chain by ensuring agriculture workers are able to receive H-2A visas during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to harvest food is... more »

PMA to host first Virtual Town Hall meetings for members  

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced it will host a Virtual Town Hall for members on Wednesday, March 25, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S. and Canada). The Virtual Town Hall: Industry Responds to COVID-19 will be the first in a... more »

Planning for COVID-19 on your farm: logistics, communication and preparedness

Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is intended to help growers navigate communication, logistics and planning. University of Minnesota Extension will continue to develop resources... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

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Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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