Join David Berry of Fieldin this Thursday for an “Innovating in Challenging Times” webinar  on the importance of remote visibility and actionable data. He will discuss Fieldin’s Remote Farm Management Platform, which leverages real-time data from spraying, harvesting and other mechanized field activities to help specialty crop growers improve operational efficiencies. He will also be sharing aggregate benchmark data from the past seasons in California.

Chardae Heim

Western Growers invites you to join the last web discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines related to Agricultural Water. This webinar is being held June 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT and is part 4 of the webinars on Agricultural Water. This webinar will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Sonia Salas

Of the $1.4 billion in relief checks already provided to more than 80,000 farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, less than $25 million (less than 2%) has been allocated to specialty crop producers.

As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to provide $16 billion in direct payments. As of June 8, the breakdown in assistance is as follows:

Cory Lunde

Western Growers, United Fresh and the American Frozen Food Institute have teamed up to develop COVID-19 guidance for produce operations.

This guidance document provides useful advice and recommendations to help farm owners and operators prepare for seasonal operations including onboarding of seasonal workers, field and facility procedures, and shared/communal housing and transportation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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