Poll: 90% of farmers expect coronavirus to impact business

Through an online poll, Farm Journal recently collected feedback directly from farmers, growers and ranchers about their concerns of coronavirus (COVI... READ MORE »

Health insurance options for farm families outlined

Many farm families rely on off-farm jobs for health insurance, and the sudden layoffs and furloughs might mean that farm families are losing their cov... READ MORE »

Washington ag department issues coronavirus safety guidelines

The following statement was issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. While food and f... READ MORE »

House approves $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

The House of Representatives passed by voice vote S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bill with sig... READ MORE »

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... READ 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 ... READ MORE »

Michigan Potatoes chips in to aid food banks

A partnership between Michigan Potato Industry Commission (Michigan Potatoes) and the Food Bank Council of Michigan means more immune-boosting produce... READ MORE »

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) coronavirus-related FAQs

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) FAQs related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) impact on the fruit and vegetable Industry. Q. I have been ... READ MORE »

United Fresh partners with grocers association to connect produce distributors

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket and the United Fresh Produce Association have p... READ MORE »

Fresh potato sales skyrocket amid coronavirus outbreak

The numbers are starting to come in and at least on the grocery side of the business and the produce industry has been able to respond to consumer nee... READ MORE »

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