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COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County

person getting tested for COVID-19 during drive-up testing

With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees.  Currently, Martin County offers testing in Indiantown and… Read More

Cost-Share & Technical Resources for Agribusinesses: Extension, FSA, and NRCS

cross-fencing in a pasture

UF/IFAS Extension and partner agencies, such as the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), offer cost-share and technical resources for agribusinesses.  Here are some highlights of available resources, which were originally presented in… Read More

Keeping Your Workplace Safe During the Pandemic: Tips for Employers

man working on farm

Keeping workplaces safe during the pandemic takes a cooperative effort between employers and employees.  Both need accurate, current information on precautions to keep themselves and others from being exposed to COVID-19.  Here are a few key actions and… Read More

Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Tips for Employees

agricultural worker walks through farm

Keeping workplaces safe during the pandemic takes a cooperative effort between employers and employees.  Both need accurate, current information on precautions to keep themselves and others from being exposed to COVID-19.  Here are a few key actions and… Read More

Actualizacion Sobre el COVID-19 o Coronavirus

sign partly in Spanish, thanking people for social distancing

Me complace presentarle a la Dra. Mary Ann Cabrera, Director Médico, Departamento de Salud de la Florida, Condados de Martin y Okeechobee. Médico de Salud Pública con más de 25 años de experiencia en Colombia y Estados Unidos…. Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Steps Employers Can Take to Protect Workers

sweet pepper ready for harvest; agricultural employers need to know steps they can take to keep their workers safe during the pandemic

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: When Employees are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

an agricultural worker starts new seedlings in trays; agricultural employers must manage COVID-19 to keep workers safe

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and steps employers can take… Read More

Employer Tax Credit Can Cover 100% of Employee COVID-19 Paid Leave

dollar bill; article describes tax credits available

Did you know eligible employers can receive a 100% refundable tax credit for every dollar of paid leave (plus the employer’s health insurance premiums during leave) provided to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?  Helping… Read More

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting operations for businesses, including agribusinesses, government and industry have developed new resources to support business owners and their employees.  Below is a resource list, including information on available aid, state and federal requirements… Read More

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