Audience: Producer/Rancher

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

The Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition and the Delaware Department of Agriculture worked together to develop the following protocols that must be met by all Delaware farmers’ markets during the COVID‐19 pandemic. 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 opening Delaware farmers’ markets in a way that maximizes the safety of market staff, agricultural…

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…

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

Watch our informal bi-weekly office hours where we take questions from the audience of folks wanting to start new meat processing facilities. Our special guest for this call was Ted LeBow of Kitchen Table Consultants, an expert in food & farm business planning and financing. He has helped his clients raise over $70 million dollars in capital over the years. In this hour we discuss: -Feasibility studies and business plans -Grant options -Attracting equity…

CSA Innovation Network

Actionable legal tips for launching a legally resilient community supported agriculture (CSA) program during COVID-19 that lasts into the future. Covers the 4 big areas of legal risk (aka opportunity points!), being payment, proximity, procurement, and pick-up, and also unpack COVID transmission liability and what that means for farmers and ranchers….

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…
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