December 9, 2020
Happy Holidays to everyone. Wednesday, Governor Whitmer announced an extension of the current COVID-19 restrictions for an additional 12 days, through December 20. While the numbers are starting to trend down in recent days, Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun says the case rate is still “alarmingly high.” We are seeing over 100 deaths on some days, she said, more than seven times the rate we were seeing in early October. We need to make sure everyone is following the proper protections for their employees and customers to help stop the spread.
If you have not applied for the CFAP 2, you should do it immediately as the final day is December 11. This federal program has helped many of our members and does not seem to take a lot of time to fill out. This is a too good to be true thing that is actually something that is true. Contact your Farm Services Agency representative for assistance with your application.
Next year will be critical to be a member of MGGC to make sure the greenhouse industry is strong in Michigan so that our voice is being heard loud and clear. There is strength in numbers, and we need everyone now more than ever to help stand up for the industry. If you have any neighbors, friends, or vendors who are not members, now is the time to let them know how important it is for them to belong to the only greenhouse specific statewide association in Michigan. We have information we can send you to share with them, just let us know what you need.
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season!