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COVID-19 and Cottage Food Operations: 10 Considerations

As Florida consumers are concerned about coronavirus, it is crucial that sanitation and hygiene best practices are followed. This is very important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help flatten the curve in our county and… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Resources for Agricultural Employers & their Employees SBA Paycheck Protection Program On Monday, April 6, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers loans for small businesses to keep their workers… Read More

Outlets for Local Produce

Dear Local Growers and Suppliers: I have heard from some of you that you are either having difficulty finding outlets to sell your produce or you are having difficulty finding produce.  Here are some opportunities that I hope… 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