DeVaney: Extreme Heat Has Had An Impact On Cherry Crop, Workers

While the exact numbers have yet to be determined, experts say the extreme heat the Northwest experienced to wrap up June will have an impact on this year’s fruit crop. Jon DeVaney Executive Director of the Washington state Tree Fruit Commission said dealing with triple digit temperatures this early in the summer is unusual. And […]

Tips On Keeping The Farm Healthy During COVID-19

Many businesses are pretty much able to function with people tele-working from home but obviously for farms and related businesses, as Mike Keenan, RMA insurance expert pointed out, “our conditions are different than an office setting.” He added there is some farm desk work that can be done from somewhere else, but a lot of […]

USDA Offices Still Doing Business

Producers and farmers who have business with the local USDA office, such as FSA and NRCS, you’re going to need to conduct business in a different way for the foreseeable future. “We’ll still have that same personal service, it will be over the phone for the time being,” said the USDA’s Bill Northey. He said […]

Poll Shows COVID 19 Impact on American Farmers

A recent Farm Journal poll shows farmers and ranchers are concerned about uncertainty in commodity markets, the financial stability of their businesses, and the health of their families, and their workforce. The poll gagged farmer responses regarding top issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey results show 90% of farmers and ranchers say they expect COVID-19 […]

Biosecurity Not Just For Livestock

Most livestock producers are very aware of the importance of maintaining strong biosecurity practices to keep diseases from infecting their herds or birds. But one expert said that with all that’s going on the to conoravirus all farmers should take biosecurity measures to keep their workers healthy and safe. “Part of that is to limit […]