Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

Information, Materials and Services for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Industries

Farmworkers and Coronavirus: What You Should Know, and What You Can Do

April 9, 2020 - Dr. Jose Canario, Medical Director of Finger Lakes Community Health, answers questions from producers and farmworker service providers. This webinar was presented April 7, 2020 by the Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health. View at: https://bit.ly/2xh7d9B...

Homemade Mask Information & Instructions in English and Spanish

April 8, 2020 - In light of evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country new findings about how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is to protect people around...

Tips for farmers market operators to help minimize coronavirus transmission

April 6, 2020 - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Operators of farmers markets should consider the possibility that the COVID-19 outbreak may continue to be a threat well into the summer and should develop a plan to help safeguard their customers and employees, according to Penn State...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Statement on COVID-19

April 6, 2020 - During the COVID-19 crisis, migrant farm workers should be able to seek medical care without fear of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations per the below ICE news statement release at https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/updated-ice-statement-covid-19#wcm-survey-target-id...

Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health Webinar

April 3, 2020 -

Farmworkers and Coronavirus- What you should know, and what you can do now

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health have partnered to host a webinar with Jose Canario, M.D. on Tuesday, April 7, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Canario will give an overview, and...

COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm webinar

April 2, 2020 - April 3, 2020 | 10-11:30 am EDT Steps that produce farm managers and individuals working with fruit and vegetable farms should consider to protect their workforce, their business, and their markets div data-block="true" data-editor="bfcup"...

NYCAMH Offering Free Virtual Trainings for Workers on COVID-19 and Farm Health and Safety Topics

April 1, 2020 - Virtual safety trainings, including information about COVID-19 prevention, are now being offered via videoconferencing to farm businesses throughout the Northeast. The trainings are available in English and Spanish. Educators from the New York Center for Agricultural Health and Medicine (NYCAMH) and the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (span...

Biosecurity for People: 7 Steps to Protect Farm Workers from COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - Cornell University's South Central New York Field and Crops Team maps out 7 steps to protect farm workers. Topics include: Communication, cleaning and disinfection, adapting work to maintain social distancing, restricting and managing on-farm visitors, using technology to stay in touch while staying apart, and making sure sick workers stay...

Keeping Children Safe on the Farm

March 26, 2020 - With schools closed, safety precautions regarding the safety of children is all the more important. For information and ideas about how to keep children safe on the farm, go to www.cultivatesafety.org...

Sourcing Back-Up Labor for Dairy Farms during COVID-19 Outbreak

March 26, 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is helping to get in touch with potential short-term workers for Maine dairy farms without back-up labor options. What plans have you made on your farm to secure labor in...

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes Available Online

March 25, 2020 - Cornell Cooperative Extension's Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) Distance Learning Center (pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu) is offering 37 fee-based Core and category courses applicable to many applicator certification categories. All of the online courses are approved for recertification credits in New York State. Most courses are also approved for recertification credits in the New...

Fit Test Requirements Relaxed for 2020 due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020 - The Worker Protection Standard requirement of annual respirator fit testings for agricultural workers who handle pesticides may be deferred for some in 2020, according to a representative of the The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). This is...

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT OPEN

March 23, 2020 - The New York State of Health marketplace is providing a special enrollment period for uninsured individuals until April 15. Go to https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ Because many farmers do not receive paychecks or salaries, and because farm tax statements can be complex, we recommend consulting with a (free) navigator to help with...

DAILY INDUSTRY UPDATES FOR NY FARMERS

March 20, 2020 - Uncertainty breeds stress, and farmers are enduring a lot of both right now. The New York Farm Bureau (nyfb.org) began sending members daily e-mails this week to keep farms up to date on industry news and resources related to the Coronavirus disease and its impact on topics such as labor,...

Webinar: What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID19

March 20, 2020 - This webinar will be recorded if spaces fill or you are unable to watch it live. Intended audience: those who work in agriculture Presenters: Jeff Bender, Director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), Charlotte Halverson, RN, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network, Heather Fowler, Director of Producer...


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