Farmworkers in Michigan file complaint over mandatory COVID testing

Citing racial discrimination, farmworkers filed a complaint Aug. 11 in United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, challenging ... READ MORE »

Montana Seed Potato Certification seminar canceled for 2020

The Montana State Seed Potato Certification Program has canceled its annual seminar due to COVID-19 concerns. The event was scheduled for Nov. 11-1... READ MORE »

Mobile sanitation station introduced by Birko

Birko has launched the Birko Mobile Mister sanitizing equipment for various industries and facilities. Birko’s Mobile Mister was developed to ... READ MORE »

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) deadline extended

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)... READ MORE »

Agriculture orgs request CFAP deadline extension

In a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, the National Potato Council joined 27 state and national agriculture organizations requesting the department ext... READ MORE »

Michigan farmers may legally challenge COVID employee testing order

An Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmwo... READ MORE »

Idaho Grower Shippers Association Convention called off due to COVID concerns

For just the second time in the past 92 years, the Idaho Grower Shippers Association will not hold its annual convention. Due to COVID-19 concerns,... READ MORE »

Michigan requires COVID testing for agriculture, processing workers

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for ag... READ MORE »

Potato growers encouraged to apply for additional COVID aid

As of July 27, USDA through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has issued $6.5 billion in payments to 473,124 producers, including $227 mi... READ MORE »

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO going virtual in 2020

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, ... READ MORE »

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