COVID-19 Daily Farmers Update 04/10/2020

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COVID-19 Daily Farmers Update 04/10/2020

News Today:

Strawberries: 

Survey-Results:

Results from March COVID-19 Survey: Our survey from 3/22/2020 to 04/02/2020 showed that 71% of farms are very concerned that COVID-19 will affect their business negatively. Most farms have taken measures to adjust to the situation, from social distancing (25%), offering sanitation and protective gear (31%) to offering take-out only and online services (25%). Loss of income (31%), safety of customers and staff (23%) and impact on supply chains (15%) were of larger concern. Please see the detailed survey results here.

Survey For Agents ONLY: Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium survey – What certifications are important for you?

Webinars:

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 4/10/2020:

  • North Carolina (11:59 a.m.): 3,908 positive/ 74 deaths
  • USA: (8:13 p.m.): 499,252 positive/18,637 deaths
  • World (8:13 p.m.): 1,694,954 positive/ 102,525 deaths

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Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) COVID-19 Resources

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

This post was created by Emma Volk (evolk@ncsu.edu) and Mark Hoffmann