Topic: Federal/State or Local Policy Education & Advocacy

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Kentucky’s farmers markets have always played an important role for our communities to access fresh, healthy and locally-grown products while providing our farmers a location to market their items. In the face of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky’s agricultural and food-delivery industries, Commissioner Ryan Quarles and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture have developed these recommendations to assist you in planning for a successful and safe season in 2020….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment was assembled utilizing phone interviews with growers on April 15, 2020. It must be noted that markets as well as selling and purchase strategies change rapidly, almost daily, for most crop sectors with the current conditions of the market. Fluctuations for some of the projected figures could be expected….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition and the Delaware Department of Agriculture worked together to develop protocols that must be met by all Delaware farmers’ markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. These current protocols address a change in restrictions as Delaware moves to Phase II of reopening. Individual farmers’ markets may choose to implement more specific and stringent protocols established by market managers and their individual governing entities and agencies. What is most important is that…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Late spring through the fall is a time when Delaware’s U‐Pick (or “you‐pick”) farm operations open to allow residents and visitors to pick their own strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, live Christmas trees, etc. These seasonal opportunities allow individuals young and old to create a connection with local farms to learn where food and agricultural products are grown. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, the Delaware Department of Agriculture wants to ensure that visitors to U‐Pick…

CSA Innovation Network

Assistance from federal and state programs can make a difference for farmers in this crisis. The guide will outline current relief programs related to COVID-19 and how they apply to farmers. Prepared by Farm Aid, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc., Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Intertribal Agriculture Council, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and RAFI-USA…

Farmers Market Coalition

Across the country, farmers markets operators–the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many market operators face the double threat of increased costs to operate during a pandemic, in addition to declining income. To make matters worse, many aren’t eligible for current federal relief efforts….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Supermarkets and convenience stores are primary operations that are critical to public health. They must be up and running for a community to survive and recover. They are exempt from Executive Order No. 2020-9 (COVID-19). Although food has not been identified as a likely source of COVID-19 infections, close contact with people/groups (not social distancing) leads to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 can survive on cardboard for up to 24 hours and…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) es una afección respiratoria que se puede propagar de persona a persona. El virus que causa el COVID-19 es un nuevo coronavirus que se identificó por primera vez en la ciudad de Wuhan, China….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The purpose of this plan is to establish the coordination and response efforts of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when one or more cases of COVID-19 are identified in a food processing facility. This coordinated response will help to mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 and when it’s possible, ensure that these facilities can continue to operate while protecting…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…
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