Governor Ron DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants

Dan Florida, General, Industry News Release

Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Bars and Nightclubs Under the direction of Governor DeSantis, all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days. Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing …


USDA Continues Focus on Service During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dan General, Industry News Release

(USDA) — While President Donald J. Trump continues to take action during this COVID-19 National Emergency and enact measures to ensure Americans are safe, secure, and healthy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to be open for business to provide services to the American people. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recorded the following video message reassuring the American …


IFAS Extension Monitoring Coronavirus

Dan Economy, Education, Industry News Release

The University of Florida IFAS Extension has been closely monitoring developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see the following resources from the University of Florida, the CDC, WHO, and Florida Department of Health. University of Florida Resources UF Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Positive Cases in Florida UF Health Coronavirus Updates Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources Handwashing Communication Materials COVID-19 Communication …


NMPF Ready to Help Dairy Farmers Meet Coronavirus Challenges

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern says his organization is ready to help dairy farmers meet the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. Those challenges can include impacts on both the domestic and international markets. “From possible damages to domestic and world markets, to supply chain labor disruptions on the farm, at the processing …

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Impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. Beef Supply Chain

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Statement from NCBA CEO Colin Woodall (NCBA) — “There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. At this time, it’s impossible to measure the full effects of the virus or determine how it may continue to unfold. Although the full beef supply chain is …

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63rd Annual SLE Rodeo Postponed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

(SLE) — Due to the City of Montgomery’s closing of all its venues, including Garrett Coliseum, the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo announced the postponement of its 63rd annual Rodeo and Livestock Week in response to the growing concerns of the coronavirus. Livestock Week was scheduled to take place March 14-22 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. SLE leaders will …


NPPC Seeks Labor Solutions for Potential COVID-19 Impact on Pork Supply Chain

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Pork

(NPPC) — The fallout from an ongoing labor shortage facing the U.S. pork industry and other agriculture sectors could significantly worsen due to the impact of COVID-19, the National Pork Producers Council said in a letter to U.S. government officials today. NPPC’s concerns regarding COVID-19 are labor specific. There is no evidence that pigs can contract the virus. In a letter to …

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Coronavirus Affects Georgia Legislative Session

Dan Georgia, Legislative

It was a hectic week nine of the 2020 Georgia Legislative Session, as crossover day took place meaning various bills were discussed. But Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that a major decision was made late this afternoon, all due to the Coronavirus. To keep track of activities during the 2020 Legislative Session go to …