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NCAE Advisory for Ag Worker Protection during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agricultural employers recognize that safe and healthy employees are imperative to the success of their operations.  They also understand that consumers demand delivery of safe, wholesome and nutritious foods.  Consequently, agricultural employers have for years adhered to strict policies assuring the health, hygiene and safety of their employees.  Out of an abundance of caution, employers should remind employees of the following practices to ensure the employees’ health and safety.

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The People of U.S. Sugar Once Again Providing 5,000 Crates of Sweet Corn to Florida Families with Assistance from Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers

As our vegetable harvest season winds down, the people of U.S. Sugar announced today they will make another large contribution of 5,000 crates of Florida-grown Glades sweet corn to families across Southwest and South Florida starting tomorrow in cooperation with Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers. The recently harvested sweet corn was grown by Glades farmers, packaged by Pioneer Growers and Duda Farm Fresh Foods and will be delivered by Cheney Brothers.

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). This document will be updated on a regular basis.

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FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FPL’S PLAN TO LOWER BILLS FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today unanimously approved Florida Power & Light Company’s plan to significantly lower bills for the second time this year and fast-track savings to customers amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Due to lower fuel costs, most customers will see a one-time decrease of nearly 25% on their May bill.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY’S DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS LEADERS ADAPT TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

April 22, 2020 – PALM BEACH COUNTY – Top leaders from Palm Beach County’s distribution and logistics industries convene to discuss new trends and updates on the Business Development Board’s Task Force meeting each quarter. Today’s conference call meeting was utilized as a critical platform to communicate what experts are doing in the county to adapt.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY’S DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS LEADERS ADAPT TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Top leaders from Palm Beach County’s distribution and logistics industries convene to discuss new trends and updates on the Business Development Board’s Task Force meeting each quarter. Today’s conference call meeting was utilized as a critical platform to communicate what experts are doing in the county to adapt.

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SOUTH FLORIDA LIFE SCIENCE LEADERS TALK REGULATION ENHANCEMENT ON FLORIDA’S DRUG SUPPLY

April 23, 2020 – SOUTH FLORIDA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance of Broward County, and the Beacon Council of Miami-Dade County hosted a tri-county teleconference with the Florida Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Chief, Compliance and Enforcement leader, Renee Alsobrook, and Director, Walter Copeland, tapped into the expertise of South Florida’s life science leaders to gain feedback from three perspectives; pharmacists, manufacturers, and distributors.

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