March 21, 2020

Agriculture and coronavirus: No major disruption in San Joaquin Valley as of yet

Nervous consumers are stripping grocery store shelves bare of necessities such as bread, eggs, toilet paper and soap in response to the threat of coronavirus. A growing number of businesses are either closing or encouraging their employees to work from home and heed calls for “social distancing.”  For Fresno County’s $7.9 billion agriculture industry, however, it’s not that simple. Farming and food processing – hands-on industries in which workers cannot work remotely – have been deemed essential to the U.S. food supply chain during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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