Flood Response Resources: Produce Safety & Crop Management Guidance

The resources below provide guidance for farmers dealing with the aftermath of flooding, to help them assess food safety risk from flooded crops.

MDAR Produce Safety Technical Assistance and Guidance – provides guidance to growers on how to evaluate produce crops that are intended for human consumption but have been affected by flood waters.

Cornell Produce Safety Alliance – Food Safety for Flooded Farms – Guidance from the FDA and Cornell Extension Program on how to manage flood crops, keeping food safety in mind.

UNH Extension – Feeding Flooded Forages – explains what can be done to minimize the detrimental effects of rain in flooded forages.

UVM Extension – Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forage –  lists best management guidelines for harvesting, storing, and feeding flooded field and forage crops including corn, hay crops and pasture.

UVM Extension – Manage Food Damaged Corn – explains impact of wet conditions on corn development.

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