Some of the effects of this pandemic on how we work, live and interact with each other are likely to last much longer than the pandemic itself. I thought it useful to list some of the effects we're likely to experience in ag retail & agronomy.
For the first time, the Ohio State University's Farm Science Review, scheduled for September 22 to 24, will be a virtual show. The farm show, sponsored by Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences would normally have over 100,000 attendees.
Upward Farms' expansion accelerated with new $15 million capital investment, enabling the company to continue sustainably growing leafy greens and fish with the highest ecological and quality standards
Congress has a golden opportunity to create jobs and deliver nutritious, local, and sustainable produce to people who live in frontline and food desert communities. These are the people who suffer the most from a lack of access to nutritious produce.
As some states start lifting COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, the agriculture industry continues to struggle under a largely shut-down America. The industry is experiencing losses in the billions between the dairy, meat, and produce sectors.
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