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NY Farm Bureau Encourages Farms To Implement New COVID-19 Guidance

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With planting season underway and guest workers arriving at New York farms, the New York Farm Bureau is encouraging farms to implement new COVID-19 guidance.
New state guidance includes information for farmworkers, detailed cleaning protocols and a checklist for farms to follow. Steve Ammerman, the New York Farm Bureau's Manager of Public Affairs, says the bureau asked for that guidance in April.

"It's very important for our farms to be pro-active, to do all that they can to limit the spread of the virus, protect their farmworkers, they are essential employees that help put food on our table. We're encouraging our farms to review the guidance and implement it on their farms as fast as they can."

The new guidance includes information for farmworkers, detailed cleaning protocols and a checklist for farms to follow.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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