Potato leaders urge USDA to address issues with coronavirus aid

The National Potato Council pleaded for “meaningful” COVID-19 effects relief from the U.S. Department in a letter issued to Secretary of Agricultu... READ MORE »

Farm Aid launches Farmer Resilience Initiative with $400,000 allocation

Farm Aid announced June 16 the disbursal of $400,000 to launch a national COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative, working with more than 120 local, sta... READ MORE »

US foodservice sales down $120 billion during spring

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... READ MORE »

Retail produce sales remain up double digits

The first week of June marks three full months of coronavirus-related shopping patterns. While restaurant competition for the food dollar is gearing u... READ MORE »

Perdue: Growers with canceled contracts eligible for Category 1 payments

As of June 8, through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) USDA has issued more than $1.4 billion in assistance to growers and producers, in... READ MORE »

Farm stress management focus of Michigan State Extension

Being a farmer is not only risky due to unpredictable forces like nature and weather, agricultural work also is dangerous. According to the U.S. Bu... READ MORE »

Potato sales robust in the retail sector during spring

Retail potato sales in the U.S. were up more than 30%, year-over-year, during the period of April 1 to May 17. That followed a first quarter that s... READ MORE »

CDC issues agriculture labor guidelines for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Labor issued guidance June 3 on protections for agricultural workers due to the o... READ MORE »

Wisconsin farmers eligible for $50 million in COVID-19 aid

Following extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is anno... READ MORE »

USDA approves $545 million in early-round CFAP payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced June 4 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments... READ MORE »

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