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Agriculture included in $2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package

The U.S. Senate approved a $2 trillion COVID-19 Phase 3 rescue package by a vote of 96-0 on March 25. The bill now moves to the U.S. House, which is e... more »

Increased H-2A visa processing OK’d by State Department

Word came from Washington, D.C. March 26 that the U.S. State Department has taken steps to increase processing of H-2A via holders through consulates ... more »

Sony to integrate smart ag system with several AgTech companies

Sony Electronics announced March 23 an expanded ecosystem for its newly enhanced Smart Agriculture Solution with leading AgTech providers. The syst... more »

Forms available to give to agriculture employees, shippers

As the number of states mandating that citizens stay home other than for essential supplies or work rises due to COVID-19, the Washington State Potato... more »

USDA, DOL identify 20,000 H2 workers who may be able to transfer in coming weeks

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Labor ... more »

Ag coalition urges H-2A visa process be treated as emergency

The steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), including the National Potato Council, on March 18 called on Secretary of State M... more »

Pennsylvania officially deems agriculture ‘essential business’ during coronavirus outbreak

As the growing number of industries limited or shut down amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Pennsylvania issued an official statement confirmin... more »

US Consulate issues statement on processing of H-2A applicants

The following information was posted March 16 regarding the operation of U.S. consulates in regard to Mexico. “The health and safety of those who... more »

Hours-of-service rules relaxed for food, other services amid coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours... more »


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