COVID-19 Resources for Vegetable Growers (4-23) – Vegetable Crops Hotline

COVID-19 Resources for Vegetable Growers (4-23)

New 4-23-2020: Safety for Farm Children During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders; Be Careful When Employing Youth to Do Farm Work This Spring – Know the Laws 

What is new? (4-23-2020)

Safety for Farm Children During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

Be Careful When Employing Youth to Do Farm Work This Spring – Know the Laws–-Know-the-Laws1.docx

Here are the categorized information resources


SBA Help for Small (and Family) Businesses, Purdue Institute for Family Farms (4/16)

COVID-19 Affected Business and Employee Resource Guide from Sen. Braun (3/27)
Information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act); the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; and Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

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A Guide for Community Gardens During the COVID-19 Pandemic (3/25) 

Purdue Crop Chat Podcast Episode 2, COVID-19 Implications (3/25)

Labor and Family

Be Careful When Employing Youth to Do Farm Work This Spring – Know the Laws (4/23)–-Know-the-Laws1.docx

Safety for Farm Children During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders (4/23)

Temporary final rule to change certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers (4/16) 
H2A Update: Waiver of in-person interview requirements for certain H-2A and H-2B visa applicants. (3/27)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from CDC (3/24) 

OSHA Guidance to Help Prevent Worker Exposure to COVID-19 (3/19)

U.S. Dept. of Labor – COVID-19 and the American Workplace. (3/27)

Food Safety and Sanitation

Please check Safe Produce Indiana for more updated information related to food safety

FDA Q&A regarding food safety and the coronavirus disease. Updated questions including: How do I maintain social distancing in my food production/processing facility?; What do I need to do if a worker in my farm has tested positive for COVID-19? (4/07)

FDA food safety recommendations for producers and restaurant owners (3/19)

USDA Temporarily Extends Expiration Dates for Some Good Agricultural Practices, Domestic Origin Verification, Plant Systems Audit Program Certifications (3/31) 

Indiana State Dept. of Health – Food Safety Guidance (update 4/6)

Indiana Registered Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 (4/13)

EPA List of Disinfectants for COVID-19 (3/19)

A Guide to Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting for Produce Farms, from Univ. Vermont (3/31)

Build Your Own Handwashing Station, Rutgers (3/31)

Food Safety and Sanitation Resources from NCSU (3/25)
Simple 2-page, large-font materials about food safety and sanitation. Social media images. Spanish and English.


A Guide to Alternative Delivery Systems for Local Producers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (3/24)

Ag Economist weighs in on impacts of COVID-19 on food markets (3/24)

A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak (3/19)

A guide for farmers’ markets to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak (3/19)

A consumer guide to buying from local farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak (3/19) 

USDA – if you wish to provide suggestions (3/25)
For solutions to feeding children impacted by COVID-19, email
For solutions impacting America’s food supply chain and other logistical complications, email

Resources from Trade Associations, etc.

Farmers Market Coalition Resource Page – includes examples of practices across the country (3/27)

Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition Resources Page (3/25)

Supporting the Supply Chain During COVID-19 from United Fresh Produce Association (3/25)

Agency and Organization Updates

Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner COVID-19 Adjustments Update (4/16)

Key Sites – General

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers (3/24) 

Indiana Disaster Prep from Purdue Extension (3/19)

Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture (3/24)

Indiana State Dept. of Health (3/19)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (3/19)

U.S. FDA (3/19)

World Health Organization (3/19) 

Please let us know of other resources we should publicize, or information you need and can’t find

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