COVID-19

EPA expands COVID-19 disinfectant list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products... more »

Considerations for fruit, vegetable growers related to coronavirus

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a common concern and many are wondering what they can and should do. The information here is intended to help guide the fruit and vegetable farming community. If you have... more »

Online participation expected to increase at Ritchie Bros. auctions

Information is moving fast and so is Ritchie Bros. With concerns about large gatherings growing around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many trade shows and events have been cancelled. Thanks to its industry-leading... more »

Purdue: Don’t fear eating your fruits, veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the... more »

2020 National Ag Day events in Washington, D.C., cancelled

Due to government closures and in an abundance of caution and concern due to COVID-19, Ag Day events in Washington, DC are officially cancelled. Events include:  Celebration of Agriculture on the National Mall Proclamation Event... more »

Cornell program shares novel coronavirus prevention and control for farms

The U.S. is confronting an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes serious respiratory disease and may be deadly for older people and those with weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization is now calling the outbreak... more »

Coronovirus impacts Ag Innovations Conference in Santa Maria, California

The Fourth Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care, that had been scheduled for March 18 in Santa Maria, California, has been postponed, according to an announcement March 12 by organizer Surendra Dara of the University of... more »

PMA postpones Fresh Connections Retail, Women’s Fresh Perspectives

The following statement on March 12 from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) outlines plans to postpone its Fresh Connections Retail and Women’s Fresh Perspectives events due to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. "We have made the... more »

Thrive Innovation Summit postponed in Santa Clara, California

Organizers of the Thrive Innovation Summit, scheduled to held March 25 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, a gathering for top industry experts and innovative entrepreneurs focused on agtech and foodtech innovation., have made the... more »

Coronavirus concerns lead to halt of planned Viva Fresh Expo in Texas

Concerns about COVID-19 are escalating and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) and the Viva Fresh Steering Committee have decided not to move forward with the Viva Fresh Expo, scheduled April 29-May 2. “Because the... more »

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