Tuesday, POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facilities in three locations and delay the startup of a new plant. The company says this is directly related to the economic fallout from COVID-19.
The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization will be short $1.4 billion in resources over the next six months. COVID-19 related issues have led to a 30% increase to the baseline six-month operating costs.
The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) is providing remote assistance and additional flexibilities for farmers and ranchers. The agency says this is in response to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation.
With many farmers markets around the U.S. shut down to respect the need for social distancing and decrease the spread of COVID-19, thousands of growers are left with no market and no options for their products.
Earlier this week a coalition of Nebraska citizens joined together to push against large livestock operations in the state. If the petition is followed, it would put a temporary stop to CAFOs in the state.