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Category: Agribusiness

Outlets for Local Produce

During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce.  Listed below are opportunities that may be of help now… Read More

Online CEU opportunities to renew licenses during COVID-19 outbreak

Testing updates https://pested.ifas.ufl.edu/update-on-testing/. Updates on license renewal extensions by FDACS are been posted on the website at https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Agricultural-Environmental-Services However, there are multiple ways in which you could earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) to renew your pesticide license during… Read More

Agritourism and U-Pick Operations: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency Executive Order

COVID-19 has already had significant impacts on our food systems and you may be wondering what the Governor’s new “stay at home order” means for your agritourism and u-pick operation. Governor DeSantis and his team used the Department… Read More

Coronavirus Safety Fact Sheets for Workers

I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how the virus… Read More

Funding for COVID-19

Funding for COVID-19 Information regarding funding programs. As of today, there have been no announced programs from the USDA for losses from COVID-19. Payment Protection Program (PPP): This loan, based on payroll, will be accepting applications beginning tomorrow…. Read More

Tampa Bay COVID-19 Update: Helpful Information and Resources

The following is reprinted from the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. They are updating this page daily. Taking into consideration reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections in Florida, the Tampa Bay EDC is providing resources to our partners,… Read More

Agriculture Businesses during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

I received some questions from growers about agriculture compliance during Coronavirus pandemic As today, April 2 of 2020. I summarized the following information Coronavirus Emergency Order 07-20 Businesses Essential Businesses which may remain open Below is a fraction… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Office CLOSED

  The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color,… Read More

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business and Agriculture

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture. Small Business Assistance The U.S. Senate Committee on Small… Read More

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business and Agriculture

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture. Small Business Assistance The U.S. Senate Committee on Small… Read More