Did you spend money to make sure your workforce was safe from COVID? USDA has a program that you might be eligible for to reimburse you for some of those expenses. The deadline to apply for the USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant is next Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 and the USDA is asking specialty crop producers to apply through their portal at: https://usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov/usda.

Dennis Nuxoll

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating illnesses in a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of Nov. 15, 2021, 10 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 across seven states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 15 to October 27, 2021.

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