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COVID-19

As the community outreach arm of the University of Maryland, we have been serving Maryland’s neighborhoods and residents for over 100 years, and despite the recent changes, Extension remains...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available

Combine harvesting corn.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
USDA has recently announced a new program to provide assistance to growers and livestock producers who aced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will begin to signup on May 26 and close on August 28th. See https://www...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on COVID-19, PPE shortages, MARBIDCO loans, EIDL relief for farms, 2020 crop budgets, new CRP program, micros in starter fertilizer, online pesticide training, Spanish paraquat training, insecticides for...More info
What We Know About Avian Coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) in Poultry - And How That Knowledge Relates to the Virus Causing COVID-19 in Humans Lunch Break Wednesdays with Extension Team Links for Federal, State,...More info
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COVID-19 and Agritourism in Maryland

Flat of strawberries, picture credit: Edwin Remsberg
Mastering Marketing - Special Edition April 2020 (The information in this article applies to pick-your-own and other food marketing operations. These are deemed as essential businesses and can be open. Maryland does not recognize agri-tainment enterprises such as mazes, farm stays and petting farms...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on COVID-19, PPE shortages, essential worker permits, Syngenta settlement payments, spring weed control in pasture and hay, UME forage survey, Maryland sensitive crop locator, proactive management if herbicide-resistant...More info
The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes throughout the entire country. University of Maryland Extension (UME) is committed to maintaining the resources Maryland needs to continue thriving...

Preparing Your Farm for Impacts of COVID-19

What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (official name: SARS-CoV-2) that was identified in 2019. This virus is responsible for the respiratory disease outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and quickly circulated around...

COVID-19 Resources

**UPDATED** See new information, services, and assistance regarding COVID-19 National Resources Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 - USA.gov Coronavirus Information and Resources - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Protect Yourself and Your Community - World Health Organization...
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