Specialty Crops in 2020: COVID-19 and Other Challenges
Daniel Tregeagle highlights the impact of COVID-19 on specialty crops and shares results from a recent survey of caneberry growers.
Local Food Systems and Covid-19: A Nimble Pivot Toward Shorter Supply Chains
The local foods market rebounded from COVID-19 by meeting customer needs during a challenging time.
Local Farmers Adjust and Adapt Sale Models Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Daniel Tregeagle explained that the transition to online sales presents an equity issue for rural farms where reliable access to internet may not be available.
Local Food, Local Opportunities
Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment in North Carolina's agriculture industry. It had also brought challenges and opportunities.
Student Spotlight: Kailee Grable
Despite facing disappointment after a cancelled summer internship, Kailee decided to use her time to help others face the pandemic as well as boost her entrepreneurial skills.
Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses
COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them.
Ag, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of N.C. Income, Jobs
The latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden show the industry generates $92.7 billion in annual income to the state. However, the number for 2020 will likely fall due to COVID-19.
Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.
The Dine-in Revival
In the second episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast series, The Dine-in Revival, we learn more about COVID-19's impact on the restaurant industry, what the industry is doing to protect patrons and workers, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy should you go out.
More Clarity on CFAP Direct Payments for Dairy Farmers
Signup period begAN May 26, 2020 and runs through August 28, 2020. Call your local FSA office and schedule a phone appointment to sign up for CFAP sooner rather than later.