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Tag: Covid-19

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows…. Read More

Most Americans’ CARES Act stimulus checks went to basic needs, UF economists find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although direct payments to Americans have been utilized during previous economically challenging times – the last as part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – never before had the world looked… Read More

Inland fisheries may provide a ‘safety net’ during pandemic, new study finds

Fishermen in Malawi

A new study led by University of Florida researchers has found that the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in the way people use rivers, lakes and other inland water bodies… Read More

Upcoming Virtual Q&A on Florida’s Food System and COVID-19 | Initial Impressions

WHAT: A question-and-answer session with University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University researchers who are investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and food system industries. The interactive portion will follow… Read More

The holidays will be different this year – here’s how to cope

sad gingerbread man

The holidays often bring a sense of joy, but not without stress for most families. The hustle and bustle, gift buying and meal preparation can be overwhelming. But this year, with challenges including COVID-19, stress… Read More

UF/IFAS, FDACS seek help in spreading the word on COVID-19 testing to Florida agricultural workers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many agricultural workers as possible to be tested for COVID-19. Farmworkers will… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension works with FDACS to help farmworkers stay safe from COVID

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By Lourdes Rodriguez and Brad Buck UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.   UF/IFAS Extension agents are partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

COVID-19 risk factors vary by farm workers’ legal status; shows need for tailored measures

As laborers return to the fields this fall in Florida, both unauthorized workers and those authorized to plant and pick crops through a guest worker visa are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In fact, an estimated… Read More