coronavirus

New COVID PPE funding falls short, says National Potato Council

On Sept. 9, the Biden Administration announced $700 million in new funding intended to support entities that purchased personal protective equipment a... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $4 billion in food supply chain improvements

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 8 plan... READ MORE »

Pandemic cover crops aid available from USDA

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... READ MORE »

USDA: Potato demand could see ‘burst’ as pandemic wanes

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) released its bi-annual vegetable situation and outlook report in April. As pandemic-related restrictions... READ MORE »

Washington ag groups asking governor to repeal COVID rules

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups are appealing to Gov. Jay Inslee to repeal recently renewed COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers... READ MORE »

After a year-plus of pandemic, potato gains in retail sector start to level off

After 15 months of pandemic-influenced buying habits, year-over-year numbers of potato sales in the retail sector are leveling off. According to fi... READ MORE »

USDA having virtual listening session for COVID feedback on Thursday

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is having a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted thei... READ MORE »

USDA adds another $330 million to ag producers for COVID recovery

The USDA announced April 13 the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recov... READ MORE »

Survey: COVID protocols cost Washington farms $2,500 per month, packers even more

In a recent survey by the IMPACT Center at Washington State University, Washington State farm family’s direct compliance outlays to manage COVID-19 ... READ MORE »

USDA announces $6 billion in new COVID relief programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 24 that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranc... READ MORE »


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