USDA Financial Assistance for Producers – COVID-19 Food Assistance Program

Who is eligible? Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories are eligible for CFAP (Coronovirus Food Assistance Program website) payments. These specified commodities include certain specialty crops, non-specialty crops, […]

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Avian Influenza and Biosecurity – 2020

There are potential negative impacts on agriculture and our communities in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is worthwhile to be aware of some of the other threats such as avian influenza. Recent outbreaks in turkey flocks in the southeastern United States are a reminder. Such outbreaks can have both health and economic consequences. This […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training during COVID-19 Pandemic

DATCP (Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection) has suspended pesticide applicator certification testing. It is extending pesticide applicator certifications until October 31. Applicators whose certifications expire January 31-September 30 can continue to operate as a certified pesticide applicator until October 31. There is also an option for trainees to work under the supervision of […]

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