Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, applications opened for $16 billion in U.S. Department of Agriculture financial support through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to help American farmers impacted by COVID-19. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging all eligible Florida farmers and ranchers to apply immediately through their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
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Fabian Machaen, Pahokee High School’s valedictorian, moved around a lot in his early years of school, and that helped him focus on academics.
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — 60-million dollars all meant to help local businesses in need.
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Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables cultivated in the U.S., and for good reason. Romaine, iceberg, leaf and butterhead varieties are staples in refrigerators around the world. Used as a basis for salads, as a topping for burgers and sandwiches, as a bread substitute for wraps, and even as a garnish for elegantly plated cuisines, lettuce serves as a recommended source of extra nutrition, much-needed fiber, and fewer added calories to diets.
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The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the CARES Restart Business Grants Program on May 15, 2020 to accelerate the reopening of businesses hardest hit by COVID-19.
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West Pam Beach, Fla. (May 19, 2020) – As businesses across our region reopen, CareerSource Palm Beach County is launching a new ‘Help Is Here’ web portal to assist job seekers and employers in their efforts to access assistance needed for recovery. The new web portal can be accessed Here or from the organization’s home page at www.careersourcepbc.com.
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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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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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(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – May 1, 2020) Starting today, Palm Beach State College will begin accepting applications and distributing more than $9.4 million in emergency cash grants directly to students whose lives and education have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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