Michigan Governor Expands Restrictions, Says No to Opening Garden Centers
Despite receiving more than 18,300 messages from retailers, grower, farmers and Michigan residents asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow the retail sale of garden and bedding plants, the administration doubled-down and instead went the opposite direction, announcing an expansion and extension of restrictions in her new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO) 2020-42.
But fear not, Lottery tickets, Booze and Pot are sales are ok.
Food Processing Plants Becomes Covid-19 Hotspots
The good news is that your Easter ham was safe for consumption. The bad news is that the food supply chains are being disrupted briefly as some food processing plants deal with the coronavirus. A Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota has become a COVID-19 hotspot after more than 80 employees have tested positive for the virus. Tyson Foods suspends Iowa pork plant after virus outbreak. More
Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables
Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields.
Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus. More
And There’s More
Hundreds of U.S. Meat Workers Have Now Tested Positive for Virus
Even My Daughter Raided Our Supplies This Weekend
Quarantine Bakers Are Making Flour a Hot Commodity